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There are a number of different ways to get to San Diego but travelling by bus has many benefits. By travelling with FlixBus, you can save money with our cheap bus tickets and you can do your part in saving the environment, as bus travel is the most environmentally-friendly method!
It's really easy to buy a bus ticket to San Diego with FlixBus: you can book online on our website simply selecting your departure and arrival cities, and picking your favourite date to travel. The best way to find cheap tickets though is by using the free FlixBus App and keep your ticket always in your pocket!
There are 6 bus stops in San Diego. The stops are San Diego State University (Hardy Ave), San Diego Bus Station, San Diego (La Jolla - UC San Diego), San Diego (Balboa Park), San Diego Old Town, San Diego (Downtown/Seaport Village).
Buses are one of the most convenient ways to travel and FlixBus is among the cheapest to get to San Diego! Depending on where you are travelling from, getting to San Diego with FlixBus can cost as little as $8.99!
Using your FlixBus ticket to go to San Diego is easy! If you booked online, you must have received a PDF booking confirmation via e-mail containing a QR code which serves as your bus ticket. If you booked through the FlixBus App instead, your ticket is automatically stored there. In both cases, no need to print the ticket: simply show it digitally to the driver and you are ready to board the bus, sit back and relax.
You can reserve a seat on your journey to San Diego during the booking process. Subject to availability, you can choose your seat from a number of categories, including panorama seats - for a better view during your trip, table seats - for more comfort and bed seats - ideal for a restful journey. Check out our seat reservation price list for more information.
We offer several payment methods for purchasing your ticket securily. You can choose among card payment, Paypal, Google Pay and many more. Once in the payment section, you will be able to see all the available options and pick your preferred one. If you are having difficulties with payment, check out our help page about payments. If you buy your bus ticket onboard or at a sales point you are also given the option to pay cash.

Things to do in San Diego, CA

About San Diego, CA

Mission Beach, San Diego Zoo and Belmont Park are just a few places that you can explore when you hop off the bus in San Diego. With its idyllic beachy weather, it is no surprise that the so-called “America’s Finest City” is one of the top vacation destinations on the West Coast. Described as the birthplace of California, San Diego was founded by Spanish and Mexican settlers before becoming a part of the United States, and their cultural influence can still be seen throughout the city today. San Diego County is made up of 18 neighborhoods, such as Little Italy, Downtown, Old Town, La Jolla, and North Park. With over 70 museums, theme parks, zoos and miles of sunny coastline, you will never run out of things to do in San Diego.

Places of Interest in San Diego, CA

The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16-block historical neighborhood in Downtown San Diego. Considered as the top entertainment precinct of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is home to many nightclubs, theatres, art galleries, symphony halls, concert venues and museums. Learn more about the historic neighborhood by joining a tour of the area and explore the restored Victorian era buildings or, if history is not your thing, join one of the many food and beer tours available!

Sports fans need to check out the amazing Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. Only one block away from downtown San Diego, the stadium offers stunning views of San Diego Bay and the skyline, which you can enjoy while taking in a game! Explore the major sites of the park, including the dugout, by joining a Petco Park tour.

Culture and History of San Diego, CA

A must-see destination in San Diego, Balboa Park is home to 1200 acres of lush gardens, forests and amazing architecture. The park also boasts 17 museums and cultural institutions, including the Air & Space Museum, Museum of Art, Museum of Man and the Natural History Museum. No matter what you’re interested in, there will be something for you to do in Balboa Park. With so many options, a great way to discover the secrets of the park is to join one of the many tours that are offered. FlixBus riders who book their ticket to Balboa Park will get free admission* to the San Diego Museum of Art. To redeem this offer, riders should present their FlixBus ticket to museum staff.

One of the highlights of Balboa Park is the world-renown San Diego Zoo. Over 3,700 animals from 660 species live in the zoo and can be viewed from pathways, aviaries and in bioclimatic zones. You can also take the guided bus tour through the zoo to make the most out of your stay. Visit the Australian Outback and get up close to the koalas or head to the Chinese bamboo forest and check out the giant pandas in their natural habitat!

*Free admission valid only for date of arrival

Nightlife in San Diego, CA

Take advantage of the Californian sun and visit Mission Bay for a perfect day at the beach. Mission Bay is surrounded by several beach communities, each with their own distinct vibe. With some amazing beaches, there are spots for everyone’s favorite water activity including surfing, sunbathing, snorkeling, diving and swimming. You can also decide to stay dry and rent a bike or picnic and barbeque right next to the water’s edge.

Check out Mission Beach and Pacific Beach for a day of fun! Along the 3-mile oceanfront boardwalk of Mission Beach, you'll find a variety of surf and souvenir shops, beach bars, cafes and nightclubs. Visit Mission Beach’s iconic Belmont Park amusement park for a ride on the Giant Dipper roller coaster or a few games of laser tag and mini golf. The best thing about the park is that it is free to the public and you only pay for the things you do! You can also visit Pacific Beach and check out the surfing hotspot. Take a surfing lesson in the Tourmaline Surfing park or make use of the two miles of beach that is perfect for swimmers, sunbathers and boogie boarders alike.

Interesting Facts about San Diego, CA

The San Diego Comic-Con started in 1970 and has grown to be the largest pop culture convention in the United States with an estimated 130,000 people visiting the event every year. The convention includes panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, as well as previews and trailers of upcoming feature films! Comic-Con has presented thousands of special guests at its conventions, including some of the world’s biggest movie stars. A weekend at Comic-Con is guaranteed to be jam-packed with entertainment of every kind. There's no better time to visit San Diego! And, with so many people heading to the city, there is no easier way to get to San Diego than by bus!

Surrounding Areas of San Diego, CA

Only 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, La Jolla is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Experience the famous SoCal lifestyle and explore the beautiful coastline, beaches, shopping, art galleries and other attractions.

Take advantage of the idyllic weather by spending a day at La Jolla Shores, where the calm waves provide the perfect spot for swimming, kayaking and surfing. Explore the La Jolla Underwater Park, just off the shore of the beach past the reef brimming with marine wildlife. The 500-foot drop into the canyon gives scuba divers and snorkelers stunning views of whales during migration season – a sight that cannot be missed!

Head away from the beach to Torrey Pines State National Reserve and explore the 1,750 acres of pine forests and sandstone canyons. There are eight miles of trails within the park varying in duration and difficulty. The Razor Point Trails is a 1.4-mile trail offering amazing views of the ocean, while Guy Fleming Trails is only a 0.7-mile loop featuring lookouts to San Clemente, Santa Catalina Island and La Jolla.

During the occasionally rainy day, check out the Museum of Contemporary Art, head to the Village for some world-class shopping or visit Birch Aquarium and experience some of the best hands-on exhibits in California.

Buses to San Diego

Find the cheapest buses to San Diego

For cheap tickets to San Diego, there’s no better way to travel than with FlixBus. There are 957 destinations you can reach only in USA, and you can travel to many other countries, so no matter where you’re traveling from, we can get you to San Diego. It couldn’t be easier to book a bus ticket to San Diego with FlixBus. Tickets to San Diego start from only $8.99, but these very convenient tickets are subject to availability! Make sure to always book in advance and travel off-peak if you can. Don't forget to download and store the free FlixBus App on your phone in order to find the best prices, manage your booking more easily and get the most up-to-date information about your journey. With the App on-hand, there is also no need to print your ticket: simply show it to the driver, and then settle down to enjoy your journey in our comfortable seats.

Why travel to San Diego with FlixBus

It couldn’t be easier to get to San Diego with FlixBus! With 18 cities connected by bus to San Diego, you can travel from near or far. No matter where you’re traveling from, it’s easy to book a trip to San Diego whether in person at our ticket agents or onboard, or online via website or in the free FlixBus App; you can also choose your preferred payment option like credit cards, PayPal and Google Pay. What’s more, when you take a trip with FlixBus, you know that you’re traveling to San Diego in the most environmentally-friendly way. We’re aiming to become 100% carbon neutral in the future, and you can help us get there by offsetting your carbon emissions when you book your ticket.

Onboard services

Ready to book your trip to San Diego? Don't forget to reserve your seat in advance for the best travel experience! Subject to availability, you can choose from a classic, table or panorama seat, or book an additional seat beside yours if you need extra space. We also offer a generous luggage allowance, with each traveler able to bring one piece of carry-on luggage and one checked bag included in the ticket. Lastly, sit back and enjoy our entertainment system, available on most buses, or surf the web with our free onboard Wi-Fi, as well as extra legroom, power outlets and toilets.

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