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San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus

The journey from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus is 2,437.81 mi and takes 80 hr 35 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus for as little as $178.59 or as much as $568.55. The best price for this journey is $178.59.

Lowest Price$178.59
Journey Duration80 hr 35 min
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price$178.59
Highest Price$568.55
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance2,437.81 mi
DepartureSan Francisco, CA
ArrivalWashington, DC
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound Lines, Inc.

San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Your journey from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC with Virail

Planning to travel from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC?

The cheapest bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC cost $178.59. On average, you can expect to spend around $311.07 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 Washington, DC.
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The prices for bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $311.07. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus?

Traveling from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus will usually take 80 hr 35 min. This journey covers a distance of 2,437.81 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 80 hr 35 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC will complete the journey in 73 hr 25 min.On average, it will take you about 80 hr 35 min to travel the 2,437.81 mi between San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.

How many times a day do departures from San Francisco, CA leave for Washington, DC?

On average, there are 12 daily departures from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC. 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 0 departures from San Francisco, CA which travel directly to Washington, DC. There are 12 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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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 Washington, DC.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC, 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 Washington, DC.

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.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC

The cheapest San Francisco, CA - Washington, DC bus tickets can be found for as low as $109.82 if you’re lucky, or $282.07 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $415.98.

Find the best day to travel to Washington, DC by bus

When travelling to Washington, DC 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.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC
Compare services on board when travelling from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus.
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San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
274.63kg
Bus
294.25kg
Flight
784.66kg
Car
627.72kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC?
A bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC is $311.07. 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 $178.59.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC is $178.59. 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 Washington, DC by bus?
San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC is 2,437.81 mi.
How long does the bus between San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC take?
San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC is on average 80 hr 35 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 73 hr 25 min.
Which companies operate from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC?
San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC leave?
The earliest bus from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC departs at 12:30 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 Washington, DC depart?
The latest bus from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC departs at 11:30 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 Washington, DC 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 $178.59 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.
What's the fastest journey time between San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC is 73 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC by bus?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC creates 294.25kg of CO2 emissions.

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