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Journey Information

Las Vegas to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$84.00
Shortest Duration15h 55m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Las Vegas to San Francisco scenic?

The route from Las Vegas to San Francisco can be very scenic depending on which way you go. By taking US-95 North, you will pass through Yosemite National Park and other parts of the Sierra Mountains. Although not the fastest route, an alternative way to go will take you across Death Valley National park.

What direct bus options are there from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

Unfortunately, there are no direct bus trips between Las Vegas and San Francisco. Greyhound is the only bus carrier to operate this route, and requires at least one transfer, most often in Los Angeles. On average, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day from Las Vegas to San Francisco, with an average price of $49.97.

Is there an Amtrak train from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

Unfortunately, there is no direct Amtrak line from Las Vegas to San Francisco. However, you can take a bus from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and then take the Amtrak Coast Starlight from Los Angeles up to Emeryville, just outside of San Francisco. Depending on the length of your layover, the fastest trip would be about 12 hours and 30 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Las Vegas 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.

Does the bus take you directly from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Las Vegas to San Francisco. 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 Las Vegas to San Francisco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $97.82 was the low point for bus fares from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Buses from San Francisco to Las Vegas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $97.82 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 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $15.66 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 19 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 417 miles (671 kilometers) from Las Vegas, NV to San Francisco, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 55 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?

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, 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 Las Vegas?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Las Vegas to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 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.

What bus companies travel from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Las Vegas, Nevada to San Francisco, California. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway220h 17m$119.81
Greyhound317h 49m$90.05

Where does the bus leave from in Las Vegas?

Most buses depart from the main station in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • Bus Terminal - 200 S Main St
  • South Strip Transfer Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St

Price trends for buses from Las Vegas to San Francisco

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40SepOct

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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