Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautionary Measures

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At Tulip, we are fully committed to the health and safety of the families that we serve, our community, and our team members.

While there is still much to learn about COVID-19, our team members are well trained and prepared to deliver the professional services that you need during your time of need.

Since Tulip families make their arrangements online and over the phone, we are well positioned to continue looking after families during this unique time. Our high levels of service will not be affected, and it is our usual practice to work with families remotely. You continue to be in safe hands with Tulip.

In addition, we are regularly deep cleaning our facilities and crematories, as per guidelines provided by the Centers of Disease Control.

These are going to be trying times for Californians – but Tulip remains open 24/7 and committed to supporting you with your cremation needs.

Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.

Affordable Cremation in San Francisco

Tulip provides a simple direct cremation package that you can arrange online or over the phone. No funeral home visit required.

Proudly serving the extended San Francisco Bay Area.

Not in San Francisco? See our full service area here.

Speak to our Care Team.Call (844) 942-4909

The Tulip Difference

In the wake of a loved one’s passing, it can be difficult to focus, to find a clear path forward. At times like this, you need caring support from experts you can trust. At Tulip, we ease the burden of arranging a cremation as much as possible. Our direct cremation service is straightforward and transparent, with no hidden fees or complicated paperwork.

Our Family Care Team will guide you through each and every step, from transportation to cremation to delivering your loved one back home to you, whether you live in San Francisco or anywhere else in the United States. And through it all, you’ll be able to rest a little easier knowing your loved one is in good hands.

Simple process

We have designed the simplest arrangement process in the industry. Get a quote in seconds and make arrangements in less than 15 minutes.

Transparent prices

We’re the most affordable cremation service in San Francisco. Our simple package offers unparalleled value for the service we provide.

Exceptional care

Our Family Care Team is based in San Francisco. They are here for you 24/7. Call us today to find out how Tulip can help your family.

Tulip’s Direct Cremation Service is Simple and Affordable

While there are many ways to lay your loved one to rest, direct cremation is the simplest and most affordable option. Traditional funeral homes in the Bay Area tend to be overly complicated and costly. With Tulip’s direct cremation service, you pay only for what you need, and have the freedom to create a ceremony independently that’s fully in keeping with your wishes and beliefs—without added complication or hidden fees.

To get started, you can get a quote in seconds using our website. In fact, you can make all of the arrangements online if you prefer. Or, if you feel like talking with someone who understands what you’re going through, you can call us anytime to discuss your loved one’s cremation over the phone. Our Family Care Team is available 24/7 to assist you in any way you need.

The Tulip Package

Direct cremation takes place in the days immediately following the passing and without a funeral service beforehand.

Our direct cremation package includes everything you need:

  • Services of a licensed funeral director
  • Collection & care of your loved one
  • Filing of all necessary paperwork & permits
  • A dignified private cremation
  • The ashes returned to you in a simple container

What Makes Tulip the Best Low-Cost Cremation Service in San Francisco, CA

Tulip’s cremation service is the most affordable in San Francisco, but it’s the quality of our service that makes us the best. Our top priority is ensuring that you feel reassured throughout the process. We’re always upfront about our service and our pricing structure, and our dedicated care team will be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have, whenever you need us. You’ll also receive regular updates at each stage so that you’re never unsure about where your loved one is or what will happen next.

Our team will treat your loved one with the utmost care and respect, sheltering them in a secure, climate-controlled environment until the appointed time of their cremation. Afterward, we’ll deliver your loved one’s ashes via USPS Priority Mail Express in a simple container encased in protective packaging to ensure a safe arrival. Or, depending on your location, we may be able to hand-deliver the ashes in a simple ashes container. We can arrange transportation to anywhere in the US, whether you live in the Sunset District all the way out on the east coast.

We guide you through the process each step of the way

Direct cremation typically takes 2 weeks

Step 01You arrange

Call our dedicated Care Team or make the arrangements online.

Step 02We collect

We collect your loved one from anywhere in San Francisco.

Step 03We register

We register the death and obtain copies of the death certificate on your behalf.

Step 04We return

We return your loved one’s ashes by fully-trackable mail, hand-delivery, or you can collect the ashes in person (in select regions).

Tulip Cremation’s Care Team Puts Your Family First

We’ve built our business and our reputation on providing the highest quality of care and respect throughout the cremation process, and 95% of our clients would refer us. We’re honored to have received so many glowing reviews recommending our services to others. Families from Lincoln Park to Candlestick Point have found solace in our cremation service.

Why? Because we prioritize kindness and understanding over upsells and profit margins. And because when you come to us for help or advice, you and your family will always come first. When you’re ready to make that call, we’ll be ready to give you the answers you need—and the support you deserve.


I can't say enough about Tulip. Cremations are confusing, particularly when you are consumed by stress and emotion. I contacted a few providers and felt rushed by others. Tulip you brought compassion and care at a stressful time. Your attention to detail didn't go unnoticed. Thank you

Selena M.San Francisco

We wanted the simplest of cremations for my grandmother and my parents were overwhelmed at a difficult time by the process and apparent options available. Tulip is a simple but very efficient service. They do as they say. The whole process was seamless and efficient.

Jennifer S.San Francisco

I needed to call a crematorium at 3am on a holiday weekend. I picked Tulip because of the 5 Star rating. Thanks to the previous reviewers I made the best choice. No voice mail someone very nice would answer your questions. Help me in my time of sorrow.

Mark B.San Francisco

Local Options for Memorializing Your Loved One

When it comes to giving your loved one a proper send-off, a personal, private ceremony can make saying goodbye a little less bitter and a little more sweet. How you choose to honor your loved one’s memory after cremation is entirely up to you. In San Francisco, your options include:

  • Keeping your loved one's ashes in an urn on your own private property, or that of a consenting family member or close friend.
  • Interring your loved one’s ashes on private property or in a local churchyard, cemetery, or columbarium like the historical San Francisco Columbarium and Funeral Home.
  • Scattering your loved one’s ashes by air over landmarks like Mount Tamalpais or the Golden Gate Bridge, at sea or in San Francisco Bay, or on land, either your own or state- or federally-owned land like Mount Diablo State Park. Some local cemeteries, like Cypress Lawn Cemetery, also offer scattering gardens especially dedicated to such memorials.

Depending on your choice, you may need to acquire written permission and certain permits in order to carry out your memorial service. While we cannot make these choices or arrangements for you, we do take care of acquiring a death certificate for you, which is often required when applying for burial or dispersal permits.

Cremation in San Francisco

Tulip is based in San Francisco and offers exceptional care to families across the Bay Area.

Where do you require our services?

Death certificates and coroner fees

Death Certificates
Cost $22 each in San Francisco county. If you choose to order them yourself, the form and instructions can be found here.

101 Grove Street, Room 105
San Francisco, CA 94102

Coroner Fees
At the San Francisco Coroner, the collection fee is $628. There is also a $69 daily charge, starting on the third day. Payment should be made by the family, either in person or by calling (415) 553-1694.

Finding the Best Cremation Service Provider in San Francisco

Death can take us by surprise. Sometimes someone we love passes away unexpectedly—sometimes, we’re simply stunned by how much we miss them once they’re gone. Finding a direct cremation provider and making arrangements to memorialize your loved one should not add to that stress.

Find your way forward with the help of Tulip Cremation’s excellent Family Care Team. We’re available online or by phone anytime you need us.