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

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Bus via El Centro, Ca  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to El Centro, Ca 9610 / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca 9607 / ...

$32 - $74

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Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  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 / ...

$31 - $73

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  4 h 40 min

  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 / ...

$57 - $93

Train, bus  •  6 h 21 min

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

$54 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Indio 144.5 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 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Indio is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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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 El Centro, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Indio is 89 miles. The road distance is 144.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Indio without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $30 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min 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 2 h 31 min to drive from San Diego to Indio.

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  • Distance: 88.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Indio via El Centro, Ca in around 4 h 15 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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