There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Phoenix by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from San Francisco  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX) SFO - PHX

$98 - $360

Cheapest option

Caltrain, bus  •  19 h

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Limited
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ Tufesa

$46 - $133

7 alternative options

Fly from Oakland  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Phoenix (PHX) OAK - PHX

$102 - $373

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Phoenix (PHX) SJC - PHX

$98 - $375

Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az 1408

$82 - $201

Bus Streamliner Lines  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV
  2. Take the bus from Reno, NV to Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az Reno

$67 - $85

Train, bus  •  21 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az

$120 - $305

Night bus, bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6849 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az 1408

$83 - $204

Drive  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Phoenix 755 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to bus which costs $65 - $85 and takes 18 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $95 - $360.

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The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is 1051 km. The road distance is 1208 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from San Francisco to Phoenix, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Phoenix. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Phoenix, Az via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Phoenix, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Francisco to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Phoenix via Los Angeles, Ca in around 14 h 52 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Book at
us.megabus.com
Streamliner Lines
Email
authority@streamlinerlines.com
Website
streamlinerlines.com
Bus from Reno, NV to Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
streamlinerlines.com
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$35 - $55
Platinum
$55 - $70
Ejecutivo
$60 - $90

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