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Bus Santa Barbara to San Diego: Trip Overview

Bus Santa Barbara to San Diego: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$54
Average bus trip duration7h 24m
Number of daily buses15
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance187 miles (301 km)
Latest bus departure9:55 PM

Santa Barbara to San Diego Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures15
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 9:55PM
Minimum Price$33
Average Ticket Price$54
Minimum Trip Duration4h50m
Average Bus Trip Duration7h24m
Distance187 miles (301 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteFlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Santa Barbara - San Diego

You can travel between these two cities by bus or train. Both are practical and eco-friendly ways to travel to San Diego. You can also use carpool services and share a car ride with other travelers.

The average travel time from Santa Barbara to San Diego is about 7h 24m, but the fastest bus can get you there in about 4h 50m. This is the time it takes to travel the 188 miles (303 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 188 miles (303 km).

On average, there are 15 daily departures on this route, offered by FlixBus. The number of buses from Santa Barbara to San Diego can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Santa Barbara to San Diego as effortless 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 6:00 AM and the last one leaves at 9:55 PM.

The majority of buses traveling from Santa Barbara to San Diego start their journey at Train Station and wind up at San Ysidro McDonald's. These are the primary 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.

You can save a lot of money on your trip from Santa Barbara to San Diego by choosing to travel by bus. With prices starting at $26, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

The average bus ticket price from Santa Barbara to San Diego is $54. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $26 to $95, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Once in San Diego, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are The Gaslamp Quarter, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Botanical Building and Lily Pond, San Diego Bay Waterfront and Old Town.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Santa Barbara to San Diego.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 Santa Barbara to San Diego, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Santa Barbara to San Diego will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Santa Barbara to San Diego while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

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.

Will you be returning to Santa Barbara by bus?

Bus from San Diego to Santa Barbara

You can also go to San Diego by train

Train from Santa Barbara to San Diego

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