There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Long Beach Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo

$40 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, line 50 bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Artic - Dock 5 to Channel-7Th 50

$20 - $44

3 alternative options

Train, line 50 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Anaheim Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Artic - Dock 5 to Channel-7Th 50

$34 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Long Beach 106.8 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 33 min

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

$110 - $354

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

Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from San Diego to Long Beach once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Long Beach hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
Train operators
Amtrak
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 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 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 5 to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Long Beach is 151 km. The road distance is 171 km.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at Long Beach. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

The bus from San Diego to Long Beach takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.