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Ventura - San Diego Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Ventura to San Diego. Traveling by bus from Ventura to San Diego usually takes around 7 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance161 mi (258 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price$16.98
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Ventura to San Diego?

Bus tickets for a trip from Ventura to San Diego cost $24.08 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Ventura to San Diego are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $36. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $73, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches


To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Booking a few days before your trip can make your ticket cheaper than booking day-of.

What bus companies travel from Ventura to San Diego?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ventura to San Diego. 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 US57h 59m$38.38
  • 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 Ventura to San Diego, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 161 miles from Ventura to San Diego. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in San Diego. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ventura to San Diego, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Ventura to San Diego every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ventura to San Diego; ticket prices start at $42.00.

City Information


Ventura, CA, US - VEC-0

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Ventura is a beach town near LA, located on the Central Coast of California. It is known for its different beaches, like the San Buenaventura State Beach, which features the wooden Ventura Pier. Ventura is known as one of the best surf towns in America, with scenic coasts and impressive waves. Surfer's Point is the town's most popular spot for surfing and windsurfing. One of the popular tourist locations in the city is Channel Islands National Park, which is a habitat for rare island foxes and scrub jays, and can be accessed by boat from the Ventura Harbor. Explore Main Street in Downtown Ventura for more landmarks and historical sites.

Ventura has a lively art scene, with different galleries and museums in the downtown area. Enjoy entertaining theatre at the Rubicon Theatre Company, or go on short-day cruises with friends and family. The city also offers an eclectic food scene with Polynesian and Nepalese restaurants and wineries that will surprise you. Its nightlife consists of bars, lounges, breweries, comedy clubs, and taprooms, like The Tavern, all littered in Downtown Ventura.

Ventura is easily accessible from other cities by train routes provided by Amtrak and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and bus lines by FlixBus US and Amtrak Thruway. The Ventura County Transportation Commission provides commuter bus routes throughout the city.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ventura?

Main departure station: Ventura Transit Station Bus Stops

Most buses depart from the main station in Ventura.

All bus stations in Ventura:

  • Ventura Transit Station Bus Stops

Where does the bus arrive in San Diego?

Main arrival station: San Ysidro Transit Center

Buses arrive in San Diego at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • San Diego Greyhound Bus Stop

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

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