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San Francisco to Fresno bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$22.42
Fastest time4h 10m
Trips per day3
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Francisco to Fresno were $26.39.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from San Francisco to Fresno is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $3.08 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between San Francisco and Fresno is approximately 162.04 miles, or 260.72 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 10 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 Fresno?

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

On average there are 3 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Francisco to Fresno, with an average of 3 trips per day and 42.75 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Francisco to Fresno. Of the 3 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from San Francisco to Fresno start at $31.53.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to Fresno bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to Fresno from $22.42. There are 3 Greyhound schedules from San Francisco to Fresno and you can expect on average to pay $27.74 for a Greyhound ticket to Fresno. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to Fresno from 425 Mission St and no other station. In Fresno, Greyhound arrives at Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Fresno takes 5 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Fresno in 4 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3.142857 trips per day and you could expect to pay $30.74 for a weekend getaway trip to Fresno.

Avg. Time
5h 17m
Avg. Price
$27.74

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Fresno depart from one main station in San Francisco:
  • 425 Mission St
Buses from San Francisco arrive in Fresno at one main station:
  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

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