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Journey Information

There are 9 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 57 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 14 hours,

Distance417 mi (671 km)
Shortest duration14h 0m
Cheapest price$59.98
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

$76.99 is the average price of a bus ticket from Las Vegas to San Francisco. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Las Vegas to San Francisco is expected to range from $72 to $101. If you are looking to travel to San Francisco within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $79. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $72 and can be found on July 13, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $75 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Las Vegas to San Francisco in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $86 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $46.49 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Las Vegas to San Francisco that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US515h 43m$85.92
Greyhound416h 31m$93.65
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 5 trips per day from Las Vegas to San Francisco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Las Vegas to San Francisco every day, with the average journey taking around 16 hours and 31 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Francisco usually start from $79.

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 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 long is the bus ride from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 417 miles from Las Vegas to San Francisco. However, the fastest bus only takes 14 hours. 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.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Las Vegas?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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 9 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.

City Information

Las Vegas

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!

San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - SFO-0

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-2

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas, NV - South Strip Transit Terminal - LASGRY-0

Image credit: RTC of Southern Nevada

Main departure station: RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

The South Strip Transit Terminal is the main bus station in Las Vegas. It is conveniently located near the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, making it easy to get between the station and all major Vegas resorts. The bus station is also in very close proximity to McCarran International Airport, and there’s a transit bus line that connects the two. The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station for all major bus companies that conduct trips in and out of Las Vegas, including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tufesa Internacional. The terminal is the main hub for RTC, Southern Nevada’s transit bus authority, ensuring easy connections to all parts of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.

All bus stations in Las Vegas:

  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

  • Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

  • 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in San Francisco?

Main arrival station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in San Francisco.

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

  • Salesforce Plaza

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