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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from San Francisco to Anaheim. Traveling by bus from San Francisco to Anaheim usually takes around 9 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance371 mi (597 km)
Shortest duration8h 40m
Cheapest price$51.63
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Francisco to Anaheim

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Iris

October 31, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: The driver was fantastic, fun, and a pleasure to have as a Bus Driver. He made the trip great. Cons: Nothing, unless the bus has wings and can fly in the sky. Thanks. This was my very first bus trip, and I would do it again. Tips: No.

Pros: The driver was fantastic, fun, and a pleasure to have as a Bus Driver. He made the trip great. Cons: Nothing, unless the bus has wings and can fly in the sky. Thanks. This was my very first bus trip, and I would do it again. Tips: No.

5.0

Josephine

October 25, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: I was very unbothered and able to sleep well. Cons: N/A. Tips: Bring headphones and lots of water.

Pros: I was very unbothered and able to sleep well. Cons: N/A. Tips: Bring headphones and lots of water.

2.0

Farooq

July 7, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Cons: Better vehicles without any problem should be used and follow the time. Tips: Avoid this bus service.

Cons: Better vehicles without any problem should be used and follow the time. Tips: Avoid this bus service.

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco to Anaheim?

The average price for a bus ticket to Anaheim is $64.00, If your search turns up options priced lower than $64.00 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$97$65$32JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Francisco to Anaheim is expected to range from C$53 to C$94. If you are looking to travel to Anaheim within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$57. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$53 and can be found on July 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$97$77$58$39$19ASONDJFMAMJJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$53 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Francisco to Anaheim in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$76 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$77$58$39$193020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$39.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Anaheim?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from San Francisco to Anaheim. FlixBus US is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US29h 48m$72.50
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from San Francisco to Anaheim, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Anaheim during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 597 kilometers from San Francisco to Anaheim. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Because many passengers travel from San Francisco to Anaheim at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Francisco?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Francisco to Anaheim, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from San Francisco to Anaheim. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Anaheim; ticket prices start at $71.98.

City Information

San Francisco

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Anaheim

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Main departure station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

Most buses depart from the main station in San Francisco.

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

Where does the bus arrive in Anaheim?

Main arrival station: Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

All buses from San Francisco arrive at one main station in Anaheim.

Bus stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

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