Find bus tickets from San Diego to San Francisco
San Diego to San Francisco bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||12h 10m|
|Trips per day||5|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego 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 does taking the bus to San Francisco compare to driving there yourself?
How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to San Francisco?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $48.00 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $48.00 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $76.71 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
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 San Diego?
How many buses are there each day?
There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego 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 San Diego to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $71.00.
What bus companies travel from San Diego to San Francisco?
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Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?
Most buses depart from the main station in San Diego, California:
- Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
- San Ysidro Transit Ctr
Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?
All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in San Francisco, California:
- 425 Mission St
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