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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 40m
Trips per day10
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Sacramento to San Francisco
4.6
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 43 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.4
Value
4.6
Condition
4.9
Joel
5.0
October 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Efficient & cost effective and very pleasant.
Cons
No sign marking location in Sacramento! Difficulty finding exact spot.
Tips
Excellent value!
Calixtro
5.0
September 14, 2019Visiting family
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.
Carol
5.0
September 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The announcement was very clear and informative..thank you
Tips
Carry hand sanitizer or wipes...some armrest was sticky...
Ariana
4.0
August 15, 2019Vacation
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!
Nkateko
4.0
August 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Cheap and quick
Cons
WiFi didn't work so I couldn't work on the bus. I searched a bus to SFO but only got to San Fran. Would be could to get a bid that goes straight to SFO.
Tips
Totally worth it.

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Sacramento to San Francisco cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Sacramento to San Francisco were $6.56.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Sacramento to San Francisco is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $5.26 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Sacramento to San Francisco?

The distance between Sacramento and San Francisco is approximately 75.08 miles, or 120.80 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Sacramento to San Francisco?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Sacramento to San Francisco by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Friday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to San Francisco?

On average there are 10 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Sacramento to San Francisco, with an average of 5 trips per day and 117 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Sacramento to San Francisco. Of the 10 trips there are 10 trips that are direct connections to San Francisco.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Sacramento to San Francisco start at $25.00.

2 carriers offer Sacramento to San Francisco bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco from $8.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $9.07 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 425 Mission St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 1 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $9.14 for a weekend trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 22m
Avg. Price
$9.07

Megabus

Book Megabus from Sacramento to San Francisco from $1.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Megabus from Sacramento to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $9.37 for a Megabus ticket to San Francisco. In Sacramento, Megabus departs to San Francisco from 6th St between W St and X St, In San Francisco, Megabus arrives at Caltrain Stn - SW Cnr of Townsend St and 5th St,

An average trip on Megabus from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 1 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to San Francisco in 1 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $9.45 for a weekend trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 53m
Avg. Price
$9.37

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to San Francisco will depart from these stations in Sacramento:
  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd
  • 6th St between W St and X St
Buses arrive in San Francisco at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from Sacramento:
  • 425 Mission St
  • Caltrain Stn - SW Cnr of Townsend St and 5th St