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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Coachella by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca 1360 / ...

$46 - $93

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to El Centro, Ca Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca 9607 / ...

$73 - $112

Train, taxi  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Palm Springs Amtrak to Coachella

$163 - $274

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Coachella 149.4 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Coachella is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Coachella is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 36m.

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The distance between San Diego and Coachella is 88 miles. The road distance is 149.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Coachella without a car is to bus which takes 4h 56m and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from San Diego to Coachella, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Coachella is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from San Diego to Coachella.

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There are 398+ hotels available in Coachella. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 88.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Coachella, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Coachella via San Bernardino, Ca and Indio, Ca in around 4h 56m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Palm Springs Amtrak to Coachella
Ave. Duration
31m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Lucky 777 Cab
Phone
+1 760-660-9115
Website
lucky777cab.com
Desert City Cab
Phone
+1 760-328-3000
Website
desertcitycab.com
American Cab
Phone
+1 760-300-0000
Website
facebook.com

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