There are 6 ways to get from Boise to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Oakland  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Boise (BOI) to Oakland (OAK) BOI - OAK

$141 - $452

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Fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Boise (BOI) to San Francisco (SFO) BOI - SFO

$107 - $440

4 alternative options

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 7 min

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

$107 - $305

Bus  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Boise, Id to Salt Lake City, Ut
  2. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca

$115 - $288

Bus, train  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Boise, Id to Salt Lake City, Ut 1318 / ...
  2. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station California Zephyr

$152 - $418

Drive  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Boise to San Francisco 643.3 miles

$60 - $95

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

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The quickest way to get from Boise to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $460 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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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.

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The distance between Boise and San Francisco is 521 miles. The road distance is 643.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boise to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 51 min and costs $110 - $290.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Boise to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Boise to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boise, Id station.

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The best way to get from Boise to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $140 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 21 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Boise Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Boise to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Boise to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 521.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Boise to San Francisco 4 times a day. 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Boise to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Boise to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boise to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boise to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Boise to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Boise to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boise to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boise to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Boise to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
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

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 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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San Francisco is 1 h behind Boise. It is currently 6:18 AM in Boise and 5:18 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Boise to San Francisco is 643 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 8 min to drive from Boise to San Francisco.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Boise Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Book your Boise to San Francisco bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 628+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boise to Boise Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1.

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