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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

9:25PM
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5:45AM
San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Cheapest
Los Angeles - UCLA
Cheapest
4:30PM
3h10m
7:40PM
San Diego - San Diego (Old Town-FlixBus)
2nd Cheapest
Los Angeles - Los Angeles Union Station
2nd Cheapest
10:25AM
2h5m
12:30PM
San Diego - San Diego (Old Town-FlixBus)
Fastest
Los Angeles - Downey - Stonewood Centre
Fastest
11:30AM
3h45m
3:15PM
San Diego - San Diego (Old Town-FlixBus)
Los Angeles - Los Angeles Union Station
1:15PM
3h30m
4:45PM
San Diego - San Diego (Old Town-FlixBus)
Los Angeles - Los Angeles Union Station
Bus San Diego to Los Angeles: Trip Overview

Bus San Diego to Los Angeles: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$30
Average bus trip duration3h 15m
Number of daily buses78
Earliest bus departure5:30 AM
Distance108 miles (174 km)
Latest bus departure10:50 PM

San Diego to Los Angeles Buses

Information on this bus route

Buses travel from San Diego to Los Angeles about 78 times a day, with the fastest trip taking 216. You can expect to pay about $30 for a bus ticket on this route, though cheaper tickets can be found at $21.

Daily Departures78
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures5:30AM - 10:50PM
Minimum Price$20
Average Ticket Price$30
Minimum Trip Duration2h5m
Average Bus Trip Duration3h15m
Distance108 miles (174 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteFlixBus, Greyhound, Tufesa, CaliMex
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip San Diego - Los Angeles

You can travel between these two cities by bus or train. Either way you choose, you'll be sure to reach your destination in the most convenient and eco-friendly way. You can also use carpool services and share a car ride with other travelers.

The average travel time from San Diego to Los Angeles is about 3h 15m, but you can get there in as little as 2h 5m with the quickest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 112 miles (180 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 112 miles (180 km).

On average, there are 78 daily departures on this route, offered by FlixBus, Greyhound and Tufesa. The number of buses operating from San Diego to Los Angeles may change based on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from San Diego to Los Angeles as easy as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The first bus leaves at 5:30 AM and the last one leaves at 10:50 PM.

If you're headed to Los Angeles from San Diego, chances are that your bus will depart from San Ysidro McDonald's and arrive at Ramirez Street bus stop. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. With prices starting at $21, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.

The average bus ticket price from San Diego to Los Angeles is $30. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $21 and $142, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Yes, you can do a day trip from San Diego to Los Angeles. The total time it takes to make a round-trip between San Diego and Los Angeles is about 4h 10m. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Los Angeles before returning to San Diego in the evening.

Once in Los Angeles, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Griffith Park, California Science Center, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
04/11
$20
04/12
$21
Today
$21
04/14
$23
04/15
$25
04/16
$20
04/17
$20
04/18
$20
The cheapest trip from San Diego to Los Angeles was searched and found on Apr 11, 2024 with a price of $20

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $20 to $45 for a bus ticket from San Diego to Los Angeles based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $20 which is on 2024-04-16.

Usually Greyhound, Tufesa will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from San Diego to Los Angeles.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from San Diego to Los Angeles, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from San Diego to Los Angeles that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Did you know?

One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

What's the cheapest way to go from San Diego to Los Angeles?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time3h 15mAvg Price$30Daily Departures78
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time2h 56mAvg Price$39Daily Departures28

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Train from San Diego to Los Angeles

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