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Portland to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$99.74
Fastest time16h 45m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1
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Portland-San Francisco Bus Schedule

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 25, 2019Solo travel
Passengers were really funny and driver was really friendly
Some passengers made me feel unsafe

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Portland 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 Portland to San Francisco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $109.05 was the low point for bus fares from Portland to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Portland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $109.05 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 536 miles (862 kilometers) from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 45 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?

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

There is usually only one bus per day from Portland to San Francisco. It leaves the station in Portland at 6:00pm 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 Portland to San Francisco. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $99.74.

What bus companies travel from Portland to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from Portland 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
Greyhound117h 28m$142.98

Where does the bus leave from in Portland?

Most buses depart from the main station in Portland, Oregon:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

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