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Journey Information

San Francisco to Sacramento coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£13.34
Shortest Duration2h 25m
Trips per day2
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the fastest bus to get from San Francisco to Sacramento?

Megabus has the fastest average time for a bus trip from San Francisco to Sacramento. Megabus usually makes this trip in 1 hour 54 minutes, although if traffic is clear and the weather conditions are good it can make it in as fast as 1 hour 40 minutes.

What is the cheapest bus from San Francisco to Sacramento?

Greyhound offers the cheapest bus tickets from San Francisco to Sacramento on average, with tickets costing around $9. Megabus tickets are only slightly more expensive, with an average price of $10.

Does San Francisco to Sacramento make a good day-trip?

Yes, San Francisco to Sacramento makes a very doable day-trip, with the trip taking as little as 1 hour 40 minutes each way. Buses run throughout the day from San Francisco to Sacramento, starting as early as 7:15 a.m. The latest bus for the return journey leaves Sacramento at 9:55 p.m. and arrives back in San Francisco at 11:55 p.m.

Is it safe to travel by coach from San Francisco to Sacramento 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 Francisco to Sacramento?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £13.34 was the low point for coach fares from San Francisco to Sacramento. Coaches from Sacramento to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £13.34 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 £5.11 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 2 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 75 miles (121 kilometers) from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Sacramento. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave San Francisco?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from San Francisco to Sacramento, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from San Francisco to Sacramento. Both of these are direct coaches, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring coaches at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Sacramento; ticket prices start at £19.62.

What coach companies travel from San Francisco to Sacramento?

There is one coach company that operates from San Francisco to Sacramento. Greyhound is the one coach line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound22h 30m£16.55

Where does the coach leave from in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

Where does the coach arrive in Sacramento?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

Price trends for coaches from San Francisco to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA
4.2
Based on 13 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.6
Value
4.3
Condition
4.6
Elisabetta
4.0
22 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The seats
Cons
Time schedule. Traffic was terrible
Delores
5.0
25 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was great to have someone else do the driving.
Cons
Need signage at Salesforce transit center. As this was my first trip, it was difficult to know where to go.
Noor
4.0
28 September 2019Visiting family
Cons
Power wasn't working couldn't charge my phone
Tips
Book a week or so in advance to get the best deals
Daniel
5.0
9 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth, safe, ahead of schedule!!
Cons
Nothing on this trip.
Tips
Conditions will vary depending on holiday travellers.
Richard
4.0
29 May 2019Solo travel
Pros
The Greyhound bus station was only two blocks from my hotel.
Cons
The Greyhound bus station, although close to my hotel, is far out of the downtown (about a 45-minute walk) of Sacramento, and there is apparently no optional stop (or pick-up point?) closer to downtown, e.g., at the railway station.
Tips
Governor's Inn Hotel is located two blocks west along Richards Drive. City buses go by, but it is a ten-minute walk east to a Sacramento light rail transit route that runs only every half-hour.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 14 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.1
Value
4.1
Condition
4.3
Tzipora
4.0
17 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
Left on time, helpful staff with luggage, arrived a bit earlier
Cons
The bus mechanical condition, was very shaky I had to move to the front of the bus
Brett
4.0
13 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
Good route, great price
Cons
Competence of staff. Many acted like they didn’t want to be there, a bit inconsiderate to guest waiting outside in heat, instead of opening doors earlier to have guests get out of heat.
Kyunghwan
4.0
28 July 2019Solo travel
Cons
Megabus don't provide power outlet and wifi. Greyhound have both
Tips
Megabus is faster because it goes straight to sac, but greyhound stops at oakland.
Elyana
4.0
5 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
seats and comfort
Cons
working wifi
Christianne
4.0
11 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was on time for departure and arrived ahead of schedule. The electrical outlet worked so the ability to charge electronics was great.
Cons
The ergonomics of the seat were a bit hard on my back. The meeting point could use some shade at the very least. If we had to wait any longer, it could've been very uncomfortable with the heat, and possibly dangerous for anyone that's susceptible to heat stroke or has h...More
Tips
Hydrate, and have a way to keep yourself from having issues with heat as the departure stop has no shade

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