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Journey Information

San Francisco to Portland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$75.00
Shortest Duration17h 0m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Portland 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.

Does the bus take you directly from San Francisco to Portland?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from San Francisco to Portland. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $75.00 was the low point for bus fares from San Francisco to Portland. Buses from Portland to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $75.00 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $56.86 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours to cover the 536 miles (862 kilometers) from San Francisco, CA to Portland, OR. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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, 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 San Francisco?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Francisco to Portland. It leaves the station in San Francisco at 4:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Francisco to Portland. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Portland; ticket prices start at $75.00.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Portland?

There is one bus company that operates from San Francisco to Portland. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound117h 0m$95.01

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Most buses depart from the main station in San Francisco, California:

  • 425 Mission St

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

All buses from San Francisco arrive at one main station in Portland, Oregon:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Price trends for buses from San Francisco to Portland

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40SepOct

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

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