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Santa Maria to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$57.00
Shortest Duration7h 10m
Trips per day6
bus carriers1
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How much does a bus ticket from Santa Maria to San Diego cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Santa Maria to San Diego were $60.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Santa Maria to San Diego is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Santa Maria to San Diego?

The distance between Santa Maria and San Diego is approximately 243.46 miles, or 391.70 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Santa Maria 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. Tuesday 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 Maria to San Diego has the most daily schedules

On average there are 6 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Santa Maria to San Diego, with an average of 6 trips per day and 12 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Santa Maria to San Diego. Of the 6 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? Travelling by Train from Santa Maria to San Diego starts at $60.00.

1 carriers offer Santa Maria to San Diego bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Santa Maria to San Diego from $57.00. There are 6 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Santa Maria to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $76.42 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In Santa Maria, Greyhound departs to San Diego from 400 E Boone St, In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Santa Maria to San Diego takes 8 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 7 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $75.67 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 37m
Avg. Price
$76.42

Plan your next adventure

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