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San Diego to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.84
Fastest time10h 45m
Trips per day11
bus carriers1
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Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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3.0
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5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

How does taking the bus to San Francisco compare to driving there yourself?

Taking a bus from San Diego to San Francisco may take longer than driving there yourself. The bus for this route takes an average of 11 hours, whereas it will take between 8 and 9 hours if you drive your own vehicle. That said, Greyhound offers overnight bus options for this route, meaning you can fall asleep in San Diego and wake up in San Francisco without having to endure the stress of driving.

How to book cheap bus tickets from San Diego to San Francisco

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from San Diego to San Francisco is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Diego to San Francisco were $73.04. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $45.54 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from San Diego to San Francisco?

The distance between San Diego and San Francisco is approximately 458.59 miles, or 737.84 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 12 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from San Diego to San Francisco?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Diego to San Francisco by bus is on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Wednesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from San Diego to San Francisco has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Diego to San Francisco, with an average of 11 trips per day and 222 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Diego to San Francisco. Of the 11 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from San Diego to San Francisco starts at $85.00.

1 carriers offer San Diego to San Francisco bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Diego to San Francisco from $39.84. There are 11 Greyhound schedules from San Diego to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $92.02 for a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. In San Diego, Greyhound departs to San Francisco from Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and 1 other station. In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at 425 Mission St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Diego to San Francisco takes 12 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 10 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay $99.50 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
12h 32m
Avg. Price
$92.02

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from San Diego. Most bus trips to San Francisco will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr
Bus trips arrive in San Francisco at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from San Diego:
  • 425 Mission St