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Journey Information

San Diego to Las Vegas bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$33.00
Shortest Duration7h 5m
Trips per day9
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the drive from San Diego to Las Vegas?

To drive from San Diego to Las Vegas, you should take I-15 N. With little traffic, the drive is approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes long.

Most of the drive is through the desert, with a few notable tourist stops:

  • Tom’s Farms in Temescal Valley, CA — a family-friendly park with restaurants and a farmer's market, a steam train, pony rides and more;
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs at the mouth of the Cold Water Canyon in Corona, CA;
  • Calico Ghost Town in Yerma, CA — a shrine to an old mining town with mountain bike trails, shops, restaurants, as well as cabins and bunkhouses.

There are special events held year-round, including Civil War reenactments in February and the Spring Festival featuring Americana music.

If you wanted to take more time between Las Vegas and San Diego, you can go to Palm Springs, CA, and visit Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or the mountain town of Idyllwild.

How populous is Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has a city population of 583,756 and a Metro population of 2,227,053. The city itself spans 135.8 square miles (or 352 square kilometers), and is the 28th most populated city in the United States.

When is the earliest bus from San Diego to Las Vegas?

The earliest bus from San Diego to Las Vegas is through Greyhound, and departs at 4:00 a.m.

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Las Vegas right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Las Vegas?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $50.78 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to Las Vegas. Buses from Las Vegas to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $50.78 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.64 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 265 miles (426 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to Las Vegas, NV. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 5 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Las Vegas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Las Vegas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Las Vegas; ticket prices start at $111.00.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Las Vegas?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from San Diego, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 9 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound910h 34m$50.51
Tufesa Internacional19h 53m$70.00

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Buses to Las Vegas leave from multiple locations in San Diego, California. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr
  • San Ysidro Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Las Vegas?

Buses arrive in Las Vegas at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • Bus Terminal - 200 S Main St
  • South Strip Transfer Terminal
  • 99 S Martin L King Blvd

Price trends for buses from San Diego to Las Vegas

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