Visiting San Francisco for less than $75
super cheap San Francisco bus
The $8.50 ride
I paid $8.50 to take the 11:30 p.m. overnight
Megabus from Union Station in downtown
Los Angeles to
San Francisco and back – about 380 miles and 7 hours, 30 minutes each way. I headed out on a Wednesday night and headed back on Thursday night, 24 hours later, avoiding a hotel bill. If you book ahead and get lucky, you can score one-way fares as low as $1 on Megabus routes, which link dozens of North American cities. The two-decker bus, while packed, was surprisingly comfy.