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Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus is 1,731.9 mi and takes 63 hr 14 min. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:00 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus for as little as $215.63 or as much as $453.70. The best price for this journey is $215.63.

Lowest Price$215.63
Journey Duration63 hr 14 min
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price$215.63
Highest Price$453.70
First Departure9:00 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance1,731.9 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSan Diego, CA
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about $298.93 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $215.63, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $298.93. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus?

The distance between Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA is approximately 1,731.9 mi. In general, it will take you about 63 hr 14 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA covers a distance of 1,731.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 63 hr 14 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 53 hr 0 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA, which usually leaves at 9:00 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 10:50 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA leaves at 9:00 AM, while the last journey sets out at 10:50 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many daily journeys are there from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?

You will be able to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 22 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 22 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to San Diego, CA by bus

When travelling to San Diego, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA
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Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
195.11kg
Bus
209.04kg
Flight
557.44kg
Car
445.95kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA is $298.93. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $215.63.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA is $215.63. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA by bus?
Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA is 1,731.9 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA take?
Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA is on average 63 hr 14 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 53 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?
Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA departs at 9:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA departs at 10:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $215.63 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Chicago, IL to go to San Diego, CA. You can go from O'Hare International Airport, Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Union Station and you can arrive at Old Town Station, San Diego Balboa Park (Presidents Way) and Santa Fe Depot.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA is 53 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA creates 209.04kg of CO2 emissions.

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