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San Jose to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$7.98
Fastest time1h 30m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from San Jose to San Francisco

Average prices by travel date

$20$13$7AugAug

Monthly average prices

$33$27$20$13$7SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$33$27$20$13$73020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Jose to San Francisco 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Jose to San Francisco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $7.98 was the low point for bus fares from San Jose to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to San Jose are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $7.98 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $12.58 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 46 minutes to cover the 42 miles (68 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in San Francisco. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Jose?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Jose to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from San Jose to San Francisco every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from California to California without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $29.92.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from San Jose to San Francisco. 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
Greyhound31h 46m$12.43

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

Most buses depart from the main station in San Jose, California:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

All buses from San Jose arrive at one main station in San Francisco, California:

  • 425 Mission St

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