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Portland, ME to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$196.00
Shortest Duration95h 10m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1
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Portland-San Francisco Bus Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $196.00 was the low point for bus fares from Portland to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Portland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $196.00 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 95 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 2716 miles (4372 kilometers) from Portland to San Francisco. However, the fastest bus only takes 95 hours and 10 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in San Francisco. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Portland?

There is usually only one bus per day from Portland to San Francisco. It leaves the station in Portland at 12:00pm 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 Portland to San Francisco. 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 Portland, ME to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $250.20.

What bus companies travel from Portland to San Francisco?

There is one bus company that operates from Portland to San Francisco. 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
Greyhound13d 23h 10m$241.33

Where does the bus leave from in Portland?

Most buses depart from the main station in Portland, Maine:

  • Bus Terminal - 950 Congress St

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

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