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San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA by bus

The journey from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA by bus is 224.28 mi and takes 8 hr 25 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:45 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA by bus for as little as $15.40 or as much as $75.44. The best price for this journey is $15.40.

Lowest Price$15.40
Journey Duration8 hr 25 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$15.40
Highest Price$75.44
First Departure4:45 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance224.28 mi
DepartureSan Francisco, CA
ArrivalSanta Maria, CA
CarriersGreyhound, FlixBus

Use Virail to find the best way to travel from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA

What's the best way to get from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA cost?

On average, a bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA will cost you $45.62. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $15.40. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $45.62 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA.

How much time will it take to go from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA by bus?

The journey between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA by bus is approximately 224.28 mi. It will take you more or less 8 hr 25 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. In order to get from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA will complete the journey in 4 hr 50 min.On average, it will take you about 8 hr 25 min to travel the 224.28 mi between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA.

How many journeys from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA take place each day?

On average, there are 3 daily departures from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 2 departures from San Francisco, CA which travel directly to Santa Maria, CA. There are 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA

The cheapest San Francisco, CA - Santa Maria, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $81.20 if you’re lucky, or $93.63 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $119.61.

Find the best day to travel to Santa Maria, CA by bus

When travelling to Santa Maria, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board Greyhound, FlixBus and Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA
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San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
25.27kg
Bus
27.07kg
Flight
72.19kg
Car
57.75kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA?
A bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA is $45.62. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $15.40.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA is $15.40. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA by bus?
San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA is 224.28 mi.
How long does the bus between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA take?
San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA is on average 8 hr 25 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound, FlixBus and Amtrak.
How many bus connections per day go from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA?
San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA leave?
The earliest bus from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA departs at 4:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA depart?
The latest bus from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA departs at 10:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $15.40 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from San Francisco, CA to go to Santa Maria, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA is 4 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Francisco, CA and Santa Maria, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA by bus?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Santa Maria, CA creates 27.07kg of CO2 emissions.

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