There are 6 ways to get from Boise to San Francisco by plane, train, 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 to San Francisco  •  3 h 47 min

  1. BOI - SFO

$107 - $440

Cheapest option

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 7 min

  1. BOI - SJC

$106 - $304

4 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  3 h 39 min

  1. BOI - OAK

$141 - $452

Bus  •  21 h 51 min

$115 - $288

Bus, train  •  25 h 14 min

  1. 1318 / ...
  2. California Zephyr

$152 - $418

Drive  •  11 h 8 min

  1. 643.3 miles

$60 - $95

What companies run services between Boise, ID, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta fly from Boise to San Francisco every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boise to San Francisco via Salt Lake City, Ut and Reno, Nv in around 21 h 51 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boise to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Boise to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Boise to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boise to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boise to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Boise to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boise to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Boise to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Boise to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boise to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boise, Id to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Boise and San Francisco is 834 km. The road distance is 1029 km.

The cheapest way to get from Boise to San Francisco is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Boise to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $140 - $460.

No, there is no direct bus from Boise to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Boise, Id and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Salt Lake City, Ut and Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Boise to San Francisco, including transfers.