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Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$61.87
Fastest time8h 25m
Trips per day4
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How much does a bus ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Santa Barbara to San Francisco were $70.10.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco?

The distance between Santa Barbara and San Francisco is approximately 277.23 miles, or 446.04 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 9 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 25 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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

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

On average there are 4 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco, with an average of 4 trips per day and 10 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Of the 4 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco start at $60.56.

1 carriers offer Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Santa Barbara to San Francisco from $61.87. There are 4 Greyhound schedules from Santa Barbara to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $97.88 for a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. In Santa Barbara, Greyhound departs to San Francisco from 209 State St and no other station. In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at 425 Mission St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 9 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 8 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $111.24 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 15m
Avg. Price
$97.88

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Buses to San Francisco depart from one main station in Santa Barbara:
  • 209 State St
Buses from Santa Barbara arrive in San Francisco at one main station:
  • 425 Mission St