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Washington DC to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$210.00
Shortest Duration65h 0m
Trips per day9
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How to book cheap Washington DC to San Diego bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Washington 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 Washington to San Diego were $230.00. By booking 4 days out, tickets are on average $22.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington DC to San Diego by bus is usually around 9:00 AM on Saturday. 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. Around 11:00 PM on Friday 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 Washington DC to San Diego has the most daily schedules

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Washington DC to San Diego, with an average of 9 trips per day and 186 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Washington to San Diego. Of the 9 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 Washington DC to San Diego starts at $228.10.

1 carriers offer Washington DC to San Diego bus trips


Book Greyhound from Washington to San Diego from $163.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Washington DC to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $184.93 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In Washington, Greyhound departs to San Diego from Union Station, In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Washington to San Diego takes 67 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 65 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $198.76 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

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Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Washington. Most bus trips to San Diego will depart from Union Station.
  • Union Station
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 Washington.
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr