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Journey Information

San Diego to San Francisco coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£47.08
Shortest Duration12h 10m
Trips per day3
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

How does taking the coach to San Francisco compare to driving there yourself?

Taking a coach from San Diego to San Francisco may take longer than driving there yourself. The coach for this route takes an average of 11 hours, whereas it will take between 8 and 9 hours if you drive your own vehicle. That said, Greyhound offers overnight coach options for this route, meaning you can fall asleep in San Diego and wake up in San Francisco without having to endure the stress of driving.

Is it safe to travel by coach from San Diego 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from San Diego to San Francisco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £47.08 was the low point for coach fares from San Diego to San Francisco. Coaches from San Francisco to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £47.08 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £39.23 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 13 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 458 miles (738 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA. However, the fastest coach only takes 12 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to San Francisco 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave San Diego?

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from San Diego to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from San Diego to San Francisco every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to San Francisco; ticket prices start at £50.61.

What coach companies travel from San Diego to San Francisco?

There is one coach company that operates from San Diego to San Francisco. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound313h 10m£62.80

Where does the coach leave from in San Diego?

Most coaches depart from the main station in San Diego, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr

Where does the coach arrive in San Francisco?

All coaches from San Diego arrive at one main station in San Francisco, California:

  • 425 Mission St

Price trends for coaches from San Diego to San Francisco

Average prices by travel date

£82£55£27OctOct

Monthly average prices

£59£47£35£24£12NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£98£78£59£39£203020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

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