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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Traveling by bus from San Francisco to Las Vegas usually takes around 15 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 14 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance417 mi (671 km)
Shortest duration14h 5m
Cheapest price$59.98
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

$68.82 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Francisco to Las Vegas. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Francisco to Las Vegas is expected to range from $70 to $102. If you are looking to travel to Las Vegas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $76. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $70 and can be found on June 6, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $68 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Francisco to Las Vegas in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $79 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $32.49 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from San Francisco to Las Vegas that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US815h 20m$78.48
Greyhound416h 46m$92.54
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 8 trips per day from San Francisco to Las Vegas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from San Francisco to Las Vegas every day, with the average journey taking around 16 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Las Vegas usually start from $79.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

Options for traveling from San Francisco to Las Vegas include taking a bus, taking a train or flying. Among those, taking a bus is the cheapest option, with tickets starting as low as $40. Comparatively, trains average around $82, and nonstop flights start at more than $100.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Las Vegas by bus?

On average, it takes about 14 hours and 58 minutes to travel from San Francisco to Las Vegas by bus. There are multiple routes you can take to get there depending on traffic, all of which are between 550 and 600 miles.

What is the cheapest bus ticket to get from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

Greyhound is the only carrier offering trips from San Francisco to Las Vegas, with 5 trips per day on this route. Prices start at $40, but on average you can expect to pay around $60 for a bus ticket.

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Las Vegas 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 long is the bus ride from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 417 miles from San Francisco to Las Vegas. However, the fastest bus only takes 14 hours and 5 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Francisco?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Francisco to Las Vegas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from San Francisco to Las Vegas 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 Francisco to Las Vegas; ticket prices start at $90.00.

City Information

San Francisco

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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.

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Main departure station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

San Francisco has two bus stations with service to Las Vegas.

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

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Where does the bus arrive in Las Vegas?

Main arrival station: Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

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

All bus stations in Las Vegas:

  • Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

  • 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

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