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San Diego - Salt Lake City Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Salt Lake City. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Salt Lake City usually takes around 20 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 19 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance627 mi (1010 km)
Shortest duration19h 10m
Cheapest price$59.98
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Salt Lake City?

$59.98 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Diego to Salt Lake City. Any tickets cheaper than $59.98 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $68 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Diego to Salt Lake City in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $163 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Salt Lake City?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Diego to Salt Lake City. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US520h 17m$62.79
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 5 trips per day from San Diego to Salt Lake City, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Salt Lake City during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from San Diego to Salt Lake City?

The bus takes an average of 20 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 627 miles from San Diego to Salt Lake City. However, the fastest bus only takes 19 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

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

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Salt Lake City, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Salt Lake City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Salt Lake City each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Salt Lake City every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Salt Lake City; ticket prices start at $130.00.

City Information

San Diego

San Diego is known as "America's Finest City" for its sunny weather, white-sand beaches, and dazzling attractions from Belmont Park to SeaWorld. San Diego's 70 miles of pristine beaches include such gems as Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Coronado Beach. The city's strong surfing culture may even inspire you to rent a surfboard and catch the epic waves, bro.

Visitors can spend days getting lost in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural hub which features 16 museums, immaculate gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The historic heart of the city, Old Town, showcases San Diego's heritage and ties to Mexican culture, while other sights like the USS Midway pay tribute to the city's military and maritime history. Leave time for some evening exploring, too! San Diego is rated the #1 best city for craft beer in America, so don't miss out on the bars in the Gaslamp Quarter: 16 walkable blocks packed with nightlife and young crowds.

Two airports, as well as many bus and train options, mean it is easy to get to San Diego from afar or from nearby cities like Tijuana, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

Salt Lake City

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Main departure station: Westfield UTC Mall

Buses to Salt Lake City leave from 3 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • Westfield UTC Mall

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • Balboa Park - Presidents Way

Where does the bus arrive in Salt Lake City?

Main arrival station: 60 N Temple

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Salt Lake City.

All bus stations in Salt Lake City:

  • 60 N Temple

  • Salt Lake City Airport

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