The cheapest busesfrom Chicago to San Diego

Showing times and prices for 2023-03-26





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to San Diego will cost around $265 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $263.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to San Diego bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration6h 12m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$263
place Bus depart fromChicago
pin_drop Bus arrive inSan Diego
directions_transit Bus companiesGreyhound

The fastest busesfrom Chicago to San Diego

Showing times and prices for 2023-03-26


5h 40m


6h 12m

Trips per day




These direct buses cover the 2788km distance in an average of 6h 12m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5h 40m

Travel tips

Bus from Chicago to San Diego

Travel by bus to San Diego easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to San Diego.
  • How to get to San Diego from Chicago?

  • On average you find 2 daily schedules to San Diego from Chicago. Usually, there are 14 bus departures every week on this route. Greyhound bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to San Diego. It is an average of 2 bus schedules per day and 60 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Chicago to San Diego?

  • There is a total of 1 bus companies operating this trip. Greyhound offer a total of 2 bus schedules from Chicago to San Diego. Keep in mind that this 1 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Greyhound tickets are available for $263. It is the lower trip price you can get on 2023-03-26. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 5605 reviews for Greyhound bus services. Users reviews best describe the real bus trip experience. The company score relates to bus quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing bus prices. Bus booking in advance is the best way to find San Diego cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is San Diego from Chicago?

  • The bus traveling length from Chicago to San Diego is around 6h 12m. Greyhound schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Chicago. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 5h 40m in San Diego.
  • Where are Chicago and San Diego bus stations?

  • For this trip to San Diego, you can get on board at CHICAGO AMTRAK - 225 S CANAL ST. Moreover, get off the bus at SAN YSIDRO - 731 E SAN YSIDRO BLVD.
  • BusBuster displayed travel information

  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 5605 user reviews to best choose between Greyhound. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Greyhound website. Reserve your bus seat to San Diego in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Chicago to San Diego?

  • Greyhound tickets to San Diego costs between $263 and USD 268.00 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Greyhound to San Diego low-cost tickets for only $263. This bus leaves at 15:05 from Chicago bus station or stop at CHICAGO AMTRAK - 225 S CANAL ST. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 09:45 have the most expensive ticket to San Diego for about USD 268.00.
  • Which is the best way for bus booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your bus ticket online at Greyhound website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Greyhound phone number: Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to San Diego?

  • The first bus time to San Diego is at 09:45. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Chicago is at 15:05.
  • How to get ticket refund on Greyhound?

  • Note that companies have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on bus company page.

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