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Journey Information

Sacramento to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$14.00
Shortest duration2h 0m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take BART from Sacramento to San Francisco?

No, you cannot take BART from Sacramento to San Francisco because BART does not extend all the way to Sacramento. The best way to get from Sacramento to San Francisco without a car is probably by bus. The trip will take as little as 1 hour 40 minutes, and ticket prices average just $7.

Can you take Amtrak from Sacramento to San Francisco?

Yes, you can take Amtrak from Sacramento to San Francisco, although to get into downtown S.F. you will need to get off in Emeryville (near Oakland) and cross the San Francisco Bay. Traveling by bus is a nice option because it gets you all the way to downtown San Francisco without requiring a transfer.

How do you get to SFO from Sacramento?

The most direct option for getting from Sacramento to SFO is to take a Greyhound bus from Sacramento to the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, then take a short walk to BART’s Embarcadero Station, where you can catch the Yellow Line to San Francisco International Airport. The total travel time will be around 3 hours.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sacramento to San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $14.00 was the low point for bus fares from Sacramento to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Sacramento are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $14.00 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $12.72 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours, 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 bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sacramento?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to San Francisco every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from California to California without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sacramento to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $25.00.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from Sacramento to San Francisco. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound32h 23m$19.82

Book Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco from $14. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $20 for a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. In Sacramento, Greyhound departs to San Francisco from Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd, In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at Salesforce Plaza, An average trip on Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 2 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20 for a weekend trip to San Francisco.

Price trends for buses from Sacramento to San Francisco

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Richard

February 22, 2020 - Vacation

Megabus

Ease of travel. Ease of travel.

5.0

Joel

October 4, 2019 - Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Efficient & cost effective and very pleasant. Cons: No sign marking location in Sacramento! Difficulty finding exact spot. Tips: Excellent value! Pros: Efficient & cost effective and very pleasant. Cons: No sign marking location in Sacramento! Difficulty finding exact spot. Tips: Excellent value!

5.0

Calixtro

September 14, 2019 - Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Quiet, comfortable ride with friendly driver. Cons: For $5 I feel like we got more than our money’s worth! Tips: The earlier you arrive, the better seat you will get. Pros: Quiet, comfortable ride with friendly driver. Cons: For $5 I feel like we got more than our money’s worth! Tips: The earlier you arrive, the better seat you will get.

5.0

Carol

September 5, 2019 - Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: The announcement was very clear and informative..thank you. Tips: Carry hand sanitizer or wipes...some armrest was sticky... Pros: The announcement was very clear and informative..thank you. Tips: Carry hand sanitizer or wipes...some armrest was sticky...

4.0

Ariana

August 15, 2019 - Vacation

Megabus

Pros: It was super cheap. The charging was good. Cons: The Wifi was not working and the bus was not on time. Tips: Definitely worth to book! Super cheap for what you get! Pros: It was super cheap. The charging was good. Cons: The Wifi was not working and the bus was not on time. Tips: Definitely worth to book! Super cheap for what you get!

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