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Journey Information

San Francisco to Seattle bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$117.01
Fastest time22h 15m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from San Francisco to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75JunJun

Monthly average prices

$136$109$82$54$27ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$204$163$122$82$413020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Seattle right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $117.01 was the low point for bus fares from San Francisco to Seattle. Buses from Seattle to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $117.01 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $124.48 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 26 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 1093 kilometers (679 miles) from San Francisco to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Seattle at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Francisco?

The first bus leaves at 4:00pm and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Francisco to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from San Francisco to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Seattle; ticket prices start at $123.82.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Seattle?

There is one bus company that operates from San Francisco to Seattle. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound71d 2h 37m$156.96

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Buses to Seattle leave from multiple locations in San Francisco, California. These are the 8 most popular bus stations:

  • 425 Mission St

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Buses arrive in Seattle at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Seattle, Washington:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way
  • 1301 Madison St
  • 1660 S Columbian Way
  • 325 9th St
  • 9th Ave &spring St
  • 1260 Cherry St
  • 702 Marion St

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