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There are 8 intercity buses per day from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to San Francisco usually takes around 15 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||417 mi (671 km)|
|Shortest duration||12h 30m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
How much is a bus ticket from Las Vegas to San Francisco?
Bus tickets for a trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco cost $80.66 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
Average prices by travel date
If you're planning to travel by bus from Las Vegas to San Francisco in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $67 to $171. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 13, 2023.
If you’re looking to travel to San Francisco this week, bus tickets are available starting at $79.
Monthly average prices
Taking the bus from Las Vegas to San Francisco is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $77,
If you're planning to take the bus from Las Vegas to San Francisco during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $95. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 20 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $65.44 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.
What bus companies travel from Las Vegas to San Francisco?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Las Vegas to San Francisco. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||8||15h 34m||$115.11|
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 Las Vegas to San Francisco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .
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The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 417 miles from Las Vegas to San Francisco. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 30 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.
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to San Francisco at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Las Vegas to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Las Vegas to San Francisco 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 Las Vegas to San Francisco; ticket prices start at $90.00.
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!
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Las Vegas?
Main departure station: 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas has two bus stations with service to San Francisco.
All bus stations in Las Vegas:
3200 S Las Vegas Blvd
Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)
Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?
Main arrival station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St
All buses from Las Vegas arrive at one main station in San Francisco.
All bus stations in San Francisco:
Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St
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