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Gainesville-San Francisco Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Gainesville, FL to San Francisco, CA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$245.50
Shortest Duration73h 35m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Gainesville 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. 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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $245.50 was the low point for bus fares from Gainesville to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Gainesville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $245.50 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 74 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 2353 miles (3786 kilometers) from Gainesville, FL to San Francisco, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 73 hours and 35 minutes. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Gainesville to San Francisco for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Gainesville to San Francisco. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from Gainesville to San Francisco. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound23d 2h 18m$245.50

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Most buses depart from the main station in Gainesville, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

All buses from Gainesville arrive at one main station in San Francisco, California:

  • 425 Mission St

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