There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Malibu 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, line 720 bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. 9486 / ...
  2. 720

$19 - $43

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, line 704 bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. 5818
  2. 704

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$38 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. 147.1 miles

$14 - $21

Fly, bus, line 534 bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. SAN - LAX

$104 - $348

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Malibu is 204 km. The road distance is 235 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Malibu is to Amtrak Thruway and line 704 bus which costs $2 - $6 and takes 5 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Malibu is to drive which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $14 - $21.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Malibu. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Civic Center / Stuart Ranch via 7th / Decatur and 5th / Colorado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from San Diego to Malibu, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Malibu via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and 5th / Colorado in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Malibu every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Malibu Library
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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