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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Anaheim to San Francisco. Traveling by bus from Anaheim to San Francisco usually takes around 10 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance371 mi (597 km)
Shortest duration8h 45m
Cheapest price$41.48
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Anaheim to San Francisco

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Lee

October 15, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Boarding process is fast and the bus is new and clean. Cons: Definitely better customer service and better punctuality. Tips: Wifi is not guaranteed.

4.0

Yoichi

September 20, 2019- Business

Megabus

Best bus driver ever, and delivered a funny and informative intro message on the PA system. Though there was a minor mechanical problem on the return to Southern California, he handled it well arranging the alternative bus, which arrived surprisingly quickly given the distance and early dawn time frame, and was only about a hour late on return, not bad at all. Also liked the midway stopping point in Lost Hills late, late night. Wendy's was great at that hour!

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Anaheim to San Francisco cost $53.25 on average. Tickets cheaper than $53.25 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJun

Bus tickets from Anaheim to San Francisco are expected to cost between $47 and $93 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to San Francisco within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $55. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Anaheim to San Francisco are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $56. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $88, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $61.90.

What bus companies travel from Anaheim to San Francisco?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Anaheim to San Francisco that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US310h 47m$82.05
Greyhound210h 57m$78.17
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Anaheim to San Francisco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from Anaheim to San Francisco every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Francisco usually start from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 371 miles from Anaheim to San Francisco. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in San Francisco. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Anaheim to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Anaheim to San Francisco every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Anaheim to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $52.00.

City Information

Anaheim

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

San Francisco

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Anaheim?

Main departure station: Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

Most buses depart from the main station in Anaheim.

All bus stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

Main arrival station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

Buses arrive in San Francisco at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

  • Salesforce Transit Center

  • 700 Beach Street

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