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Fresno to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$23.00
Shortest Duration4h 50m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fresno 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Fresno to San Francisco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $28.00 was the low point for bus fares from Fresno to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Fresno are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $28.00 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. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.52 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 162 miles (261 kilometers) from Fresno to San Francisco. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 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?

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

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Fresno to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Fresno to San Francisco. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Fresno to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $29.50.

What bus companies travel from Fresno to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from Fresno to San Francisco. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound26h 44m$28.07

Where does the bus leave from in Fresno?

Most buses depart from the main station in Fresno, California:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

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