There are 8 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 10 min

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

$98 - $360

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ Tufesa

$54 - $147

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Fly from Oakland  •  4 h 18 min

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

$102 - $373

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 6 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

Train to Santa Rosa, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Phoenix (PHX) STS - PHX

$176 - $770

Train, bus  •  21 h 32 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

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to fly which costs $95 - $360 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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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 Santa Clara & Montgomery and San Jose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 40 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is 657 miles. The road distance is 755 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 40 min and costs $50 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from San Francisco to Phoenix, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Phoenix bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $95 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $150 and takes 18 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Phoenix.
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  • Distance: 656.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Francisco to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Phoenix via San Jose, Ca, Santa Clara & Montgomery, King & Story, and San Jose in around 18 h 40 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 San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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.

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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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
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
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$40 - $60
Platinum
$60 - $80
Ejecutivo
$70 - $100

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