There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to San Francisco by plane or train

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Fly Berlin Tegel to San Francisco  •  16h 22m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to San Francisco (SFO) TXL - SFO

$266 - $1,208

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco  •  16h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to San Francisco (SFO) SXF - SFO

$328 - $1,754

Fly Berlin Tegel to San Jose, Caltrain  •  19h 3m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to San Jose (SJC) TXL - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$664 - $2,420

Train to Dresden, fly to San Francisco  •  18h 54m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to San Francisco (SFO) DRS - SFO

$473 - $1,495

Train to Frankfurt, fly to San Francisco  •  18h 29m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to San Francisco (SFO) FRA - SFO

$326 - $1,296

Train, train to Szczecin, fly to San Francisco  •  20h 43m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Angermuende
  2. Take the train from Angermuende to Szczecin Glowny
  3. Take the train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniow
  4. Fly from Szczecin (SZZ) to San Francisco (SFO) SZZ - SFO

$308 - $2,083

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to San Francisco is to train and fly which costs 300€ - 1200€ and takes 18h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to San Francisco is to fly which costs 240€ - 1200€ and takes 16h 22m.

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The distance between Berlin and San Francisco is 5691 miles.

It takes approximately 16h 22m to get from Berlin to San Francisco, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 20m and has one stopover.

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San Francisco is 9h behind Berlin. It is currently 5:46 AM in Berlin and 8:46 PM in San Francisco.

Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss, LOT and nine other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 668+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Berlin to San Francisco hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Jose via Munich, Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Jose via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 36m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Munich, Denver
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,500
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,900
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Dusseldorf, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,500
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Calgary
Ave. Duration
16h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,900
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,900
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $4,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
17h 1m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,100
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Jose via Amsterdam Schiphol, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $4,600
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $4,800
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $4,800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $7,500
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,400
Flights from Szczecin to San Francisco via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,300
Flights from Szczecin to San Francisco via Copenhagen, Newark
Ave. Duration
18h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $3,800
Flights from Szczecin to San Francisco via Copenhagen, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $3,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
17h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Jose via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $5,000
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $5,500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
17h 1m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,100
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $4,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,100
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $4,800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
17h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Jose via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $5,500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $4,200
Flights from Szczecin to San Francisco via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Stockholm, Oslo
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Dresden to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Francisco via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $5,000
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to San Francisco via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,700
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to San Jose via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $3,700
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Angermuende
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Angermuende
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Angermuende to Szczecin Glowny
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Angermuende
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Szczecin Glowny to Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniow
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Polregio

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