There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Long Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9454 / ...

$16 - $40

3 alternative options

Train, line 9474 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Anaheim Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9474 / ...

$39 - $82

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Long Beach 106.8 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX

$110 - $354

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Long Beach is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Long Beach is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Long Beach is 94 miles. The road distance is 106.8 miles.

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The bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Long Beach, Ca. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Long Beach.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Long Beach hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Greyhound Mexico also services this route once daily. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from San Diego to Long Beach hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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