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Bus ticket prices from Chicago to San Diego or from San Diego to Chicago commonly start from $97.50. This is hard to beat for the distance covered. But, when riding the bus, ticket prices are just the tip of the iceberg. With our smart bus search you'll find the perfect travel option. Just pick one of the offers by Greyhound US and Busbud. The quickest bus from San Diego to Chicago only takes . Just click the "Find Now" button, see all options and take your pick!

Chicago to San Diego Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$97.50
Fastest Bus46h 50m
Distance1,730.9 miles
Bus CompaniesGreyhound US
  Bus Chicago - San Diego    1731 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-61%

The cheapest bus routes from Chicago to San Diego

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      1:00 PM
      5:20 PM
    10 Dec
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $97.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      4:20 PM
      1:45 AM
    19 Nov
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $114.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      7:40 PM
      1:45 AM
    3 Mar
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $145.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      1:30 AM
      2:20 AM
    18 Nov
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $148.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      6:30 PM
      5:20 PM
    10 Jan
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $148.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      1:30 AM
      1:45 AM
    17 Nov
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $158.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      4:20 PM
      1:45 AM
    26 Nov
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $162.50
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      6:15 PM
      1:45 AM
    19 Nov
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $174.00
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      9:45 AM
      10:10 AM
    12 Dec
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $179.00
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      6:15 PM
      1:45 AM
    3 Mar
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $198.00
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      11:05 PM
      1:45 AM
    10 Jan
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $204.00
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      11:05 PM
      1:45 AM
    1 Jan
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $225.00
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      6:15 PM
      1:45 AM
    7 Apr
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $247.00
  • Chicago
    San Diego
      6:15 PM
      1:45 AM
    24 Dec
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $253.00


  Bus San Diego - Chicago    1731 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-59%

The cheapest bus routes from San Diego to Chicago

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      9:10 AM
    19 Nov
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $86.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      9:10 AM
    6 Apr
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $86.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      9:45 PM
    24 Dec
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $93.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      9:10 AM
    31 Dec
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $95.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      9:10 AM
    5 Apr
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $101.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      9:45 PM
    1 Dec
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $104.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      6:45 AM
      2:15 PM
    29 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $105.00
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      6:45 AM
      4:20 PM
    10 Dec
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $112.50
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      5:40 AM
      10:10 AM
    18 Nov
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $146.50
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      4:30 AM
    6 Apr
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $168.50
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      5:30 AM
    24 Dec
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $193.50
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      5:30 AM
    31 Dec
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $197.50
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      10:30 PM
      4:30 AM
    5 Apr
    +3
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $206.50
  • San Diego
    Chicago
      5:40 AM
      4:20 PM
    21 Nov
    +2
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $209.50


Current ticket prices

You'd like to go traveling for some time but you're a bit short of cash right now? Then the bus is the perfect option! Your trip from Chicago to San Diego is currently available for only $97.50 with Greyhound US. If you book last-minute, however, the same journey can be slightly more expensive. Here's a suggestion: make sure to take a look at travel times as well. Avoid spending too much time on the road by opting for the fastest bus.

Bus stops in Chicago and San Diego

  Stations
E San Ysidro Blvd 723, 92173 San Diego (USA)
National Ave 1313, 92113 San Diego (USA)

More on bus features and services

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We’ll help you pick the best offer so that your bus trip from Chicago to San Diego and back is as, or even more comfortable than taking the train or flying.

Chicago and San Diego: Useful Info

Chicago
2.70 Million
San Diego
1.41 Million
Taxi
$4.65
$1.65
Chicago
San Diego
A cab ride in Chicago is 65% more expensive than in San Diego.
Local buses
$2.25
$0.59
Chicago
San Diego
A bus fare in Chicago is 74% more expensive than in San Diego.
Beer
$5.00
$1.80
Chicago
San Diego
A large beer in Chicago is 65% more expensive than in San Diego.
Water
$1.90
$0.74
Chicago
San Diego
A bottle of water in Chicago is 62% more expensive than in San Diego.
Meal
$10.74
$4.32
Chicago
San Diego
A meal in Chicago is 60% more expensive than in San Diego.
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