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Journey Information

Reno to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$26.71
Fastest time5h 55m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Reno 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.

Does the bus take you directly from Reno to San Francisco?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Reno to San Francisco. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.71 was the low point for bus fares from Reno to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Reno are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.71 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 8 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $16.27 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 186 miles (299 kilometers) from Reno, NV to San Francisco, CA. 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Reno?

There is usually only one bus per day from Reno to San Francisco. It leaves the station in Reno at 10:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Reno to San Francisco. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Reno to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $60.09.

What bus companies travel from Reno to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from Reno to San Francisco. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound15h 55m$33.69

Where does the bus leave from in Reno?

Most buses depart from the main station in Reno, Nevada:

  • 280 N Center St

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

Price trends for buses from Reno to San Francisco

Monthly average prices


Prices as travel date approaches


bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Reno, NV to San Francisco, CA
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 28, 2020Vacation
Smooth ride. Driver is helpful.
When someone took the seat across our seats, the seat slide backwards, luckily no one is seated on backseat, otherewise a person could be seriously hurt. The seats must be permanently secured.
Greyhound is good.
November 4, 2019Visiting family
Very nice driver and early arrival
Air circulation, kind of stuffy inside the bus.
October 20, 2019Vacation

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