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Journey Information

San Francisco to Portland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$83.00
Shortest duration17h 0m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from San Francisco to Portland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $88.00 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 $88.00 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $87.75 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 536 miles (862 kilometers) from San Francisco, CA to Portland, OR. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours, 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Portland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 19m$106.21

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to Portland from $80. Typically there is one Greyhound schedule per day from San Francisco to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $106 for a Greyhound ticket to Portland. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to Portland from Salesforce Plaza, In Portland, Greyhound arrives at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Portland takes 17 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Portland in 17 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $111 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Portland.

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