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Palm Springs - San Francisco Bus Schedule

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Other ways to get from Palm Springs to San Francisco

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Palm Springs to San Francisco.

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Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$69.57
Avg. Price
$66.68
Daily Trips
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2
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2
Duration
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13h 47m
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15h 52m
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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Palm Springs to San Francisco. Traveling by bus from Palm Springs to San Francisco usually takes around 13 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance427 mi (688 km)
Shortest duration10h 35m
Cheapest price$45.48
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Palm Springs to San Francisco?

Bus tickets for a trip from Palm Springs to San Francisco cost $51.64 on average. Tickets cheaper than $51.64 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.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $85. However, taking the bus from Palm Springs to San Francisco during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $117. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 23 days in advance to save up to $91.31.

What bus companies travel from Palm Springs to San Francisco?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Palm Springs to San Francisco. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US413h 29m$108.04
  • 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 4 trips per day from Palm Springs to San Francisco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 427 miles from Palm Springs to San Francisco. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 35 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Palm Springs to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Palm Springs 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 bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Palm Springs to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $61.00.

City Information

Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA, US - PSP-0

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Palm Springs is a desert resort city in California defined by its ultra-cool midcentury modern buildings and aesthetics. Travelers seeking relaxation flock to Palm Springs' stylish hotels and resorts like the Caliente Tropic Resort, spas like The Well Spa, hot springs like the Azure Palm Hot Springs, and the city's many palm tree-lined golf courses. History and art buffs can check out the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cabazon Dinosaurs, and Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Trivia break! Can you guess which president had a home in Palm Springs?

Explore the desert environment by meeting some locals at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens or trot through the Indian Canyons on horseback. Outdoor enthusiasts can discover trails for hiking, walking, and mountain biking in the desert city. Palm Canyon Drive, a cultural strip downtown, offers upscale dining and exciting nightlife, from resort restaurants to taverns and lounges.

Visit this chic resort city by train on the Amtrak Texas Eagle or Amtrak Sunset Limited. You can take a bus to Palm Springs on one of FlixBus' routes from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Riverside, and more. The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is easy to reach, only two miles from downtown.

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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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 Palm Springs?

Main departure station: 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Most buses depart from the main station in Palm Springs.

All bus stations in Palm Springs:

  • 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

Main arrival station: Salesforce Transit Center

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

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • Salesforce Transit Center

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

  • 700 Beach Street

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