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Santa Barbara to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration5h 20m
Trips per day4
bus carriers1
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How to book cheap Santa Barbara to San Diego bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Santa Barbara to San Diego is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Santa Barbara to San Diego were $17.00. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $14.27 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Santa Barbara to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Santa Barbara to San Diego by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Santa Barbara to San Diego has the most daily schedules

On average there are 4 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Santa Barbara to San Diego, with an average of 4 trips per day and 80 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Of the 4 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Santa Barbara to San Diego starts at $44.20.

1 carriers offer Santa Barbara to San Diego bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Santa Barbara to San Diego from $16.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Santa Barbara to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $25.51 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In Santa Barbara, Greyhound departs to San Diego from 209 State St, In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 6 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 5 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $32.61 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 37m
Avg. Price
$25.51

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Santa Barbara. Most bus trips to San Diego will depart from 209 State St.
  • 209 State St
Bus trips arrive in San Diego at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave, San Ysidro Transit Ctr are the main bus stations in San Diego for trips arriving from Santa Barbara.
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr