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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Long Beach by bus, train, tram, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

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

$16 - $40

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 560 bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th 560

$4 - $9

4 alternative options

Train, tram  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to 1st Street Station Metro Blue Line

$37 - $78

Train, line 560 bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th 560

$33 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Long Beach 106.8 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 16 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 night bus and line 560 bus which costs $4 - $9 and takes 4 h 19 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Long Beach, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 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 best way to get from San Diego to Long Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $16 - $40.

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

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to Long Beach is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $16 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $360 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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

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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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Greyhound Mexico also services this route once daily. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Long Beach hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 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
Metro Los Angeles
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Long Beach is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from San Diego to Long Beach.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Long Beach bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 401+ hotels available in Long Beach. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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