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Vancouver to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$69.00
Shortest Duration26h 30m
Trips per day2
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Vancouver to San Francisco were $69.00. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average $40.17 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Vancouver to San Francisco?

The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is approximately 796.33 miles, or 1281.24 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 28 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 30 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 Vancouver to San Francisco?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Vancouver to San Francisco by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Which bus should you take from Vancouver to San Francisco?

Typically there are 2 scheduled buses per day. One bus company currently travels from Vancouver to San Francisco.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Vancouver to San Francisco, with an average of 2 trips per day and 37 monthly trips.

Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Vancouver to San Francisco starts at $134.00.

1 carriers offer Vancouver to San Francisco bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Vancouver to San Francisco from $69.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Vancouver to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $88.81 for a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. In Vancouver, Greyhound departs to San Francisco from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at 425 Mission St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Vancouver to San Francisco takes 28 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 26 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $93.96 for a weekend trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 4h 41m
Avg. Price
$88.81

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Vancouver. Most bus trips to San Francisco will depart from:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
Bus trips arrive in San Francisco at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from Vancouver:
  • 425 Mission St