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Journey Information

Sacramento to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day2
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 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Sacramento to San Francisco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.20 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 $18.20 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.09 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 15 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to San Francisco at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 2:00pm. 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 usually only 2 buses per day from Sacramento to San Francisco. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

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 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
Greyhound22h 15m$20.99

Where does the bus leave from in Sacramento?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

Price trends for buses from Sacramento to San Francisco

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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

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 8 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 22, 2020Vacation
Ease of travel.
October 4, 2019Vacation
Efficient & cost effective and very pleasant.
No sign marking location in Sacramento! Difficulty finding exact spot.
Excellent value!
September 14, 2019Visiting family
Quiet, comfortable ride with friendly driver
For $5 I feel like we got more than our money’s worth!
The earlier you arrive, the better seat you will get.
September 5, 2019Visiting friends
The announcement was very clear and informative..thank you
Carry hand sanitizer or wipes...some armrest was sticky...
August 15, 2019Vacation
It was super cheap. The charging was good.
The Wifi was not working and the bus was not on time
Definitely worth to book! Super cheap for what you get!

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