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San Francisco to Phoenix bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$154.97
Fastest time16h 35m
Trips per day6
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from San Francisco to Phoenix cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Francisco to Phoenix were $157.81.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from San Francisco to Phoenix is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average $81.75 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is approximately 653.32 miles, or 1051.15 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 17 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 35 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 Francisco to Phoenix?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco to Phoenix by bus is on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Friday 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.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Phoenix?

On average there are 6 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Francisco to Phoenix, with an average of 5.842 trips per day and 55.5 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Francisco to Phoenix. Of the 6 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from San Francisco to Phoenix start at $167.05.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to Phoenix bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to Phoenix from $154.97. There are 5.842105 Greyhound schedules from San Francisco to Phoenix and you can expect on average to pay $191.24 for a Greyhound ticket to Phoenix. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to Phoenix from 425 Mission St and no other station. In Phoenix, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Phoenix takes 17 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Phoenix in 16 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6.5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $198.30 for a weekend getaway trip to Phoenix.

Avg. Time
17h 56m
Avg. Price
$191.24

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Phoenix depart from one main station in San Francisco:
  • 425 Mission St
Buses arrive in Phoenix at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Phoenix for trips arriving from San Francisco:
  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd
  • Glendale Bus Station
  • 44th St Transit Ctr

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