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There are 7 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.

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Fly from San Francisco  •  4h 9m

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

$98 - $360

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Bus  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix

$96 - $155

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Fly from Oakland  •  4h 18m

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

$102 - $373

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5h 28m

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

$98 - $378

Train to Santa Rosa, fly  •  6h 48m

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

$177 - $772

Bus, night bus  •  23h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv 6781
  2. Take the night bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Phoenix, Az 6361

$113 - $274

Drive  •  12h 11m

  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 12h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to fly which costs $95 - $360 and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Phoenix. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Phoenix via Eastridge Transit Center and San Jose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 21m.

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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 18h 21m and costs $95 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from San Francisco to Phoenix, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs $95 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 18h 21m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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San Francisco to Phoenix bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Phoenix station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Phoenix.
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  • Distance: 656.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Phoenix via San Jose, Eastridge Transit Center, King & Story, and San Jose in around 18h 21m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
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
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
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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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Night bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110

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More Questions & Answers

Phoenix is 1h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 2:26 PM in San Francisco and 3:26 PM in Phoenix.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Phoenix is 755 miles. It takes approximately 12h 11m to drive from San Francisco to Phoenix.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 861+ hotels available in Phoenix. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28m and costs $6 - $9.

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