There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Indio by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 50m

  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 / ...

$32 - $46

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Bus via Hemet  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Gilmore + Devonshire Hemet Mall 217
  3. Take the bus from 2nd at Commerce to Town Center & Hahn 220

$7 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus via El Centro  •  4h 50m

  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 / ...

$58 - $81

Train, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana station to San Bernardino - Downtown station
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca

$53 - $75

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Indio 145.4 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Indio is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Indio is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Indio. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Indio, Ca via San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between San Diego and Indio is 89 miles. The road distance is 145.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Indio without a car is to bus which takes 4h 50m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from San Diego to Indio, including transfers.

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San Diego to Indio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Indio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Indio, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Indio is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from San Diego to Indio.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Indio.
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  • Distance: 88.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Indio via San Bernardino, Ca in around 4h 50m.

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 Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to San Bernardino - Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Metrolink Trains
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
$18 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
San Diego Metro Transit
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Gilmore + Devonshire Hemet Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from 2nd at Commerce to Town Center & Hahn
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
sunline.org

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