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There are 8 ways to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Francisco

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO)

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Fly to Oakland

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Oakland (OAK)

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Fly to San Jose, BART

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJC)
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to 16th Street / Mission

Fly to Sacramento, train

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sacramento (SMF)
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Richmond

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond

Train

  1. Take the train from Boston to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond

Bus

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Barstow
  3. Take the bus from Barstow Station to San Francisco

Drive

  1. Drive from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco

Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco by bus, walk, train and subway

The journey time between Boston Airport (BOS) and San Francisco is around 3 days 21h and covers a distance of around 3445 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 16m. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 9h. Operated by MBTA, Plymouth & Brockton, Concord Coach Lines and others, the Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco service departs from Terminal C - Arrivals Level and arrives in Civic Center / UN Plaza. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3 days 1h
Layover time:
20h 16m
Total time:
3 days 21h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3 days 9h
Journey distance:
3445 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$300
Carbon emissions:
407 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:33
Last service departs at:
10:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco bus, walk, train and subway schedules

Boston Airport (BOS) → San Francisco
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Francisco is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Francisco is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco is to fly which costs $120 - $440 and takes 8h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $370 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Terminal C - Arrivals Level and arriving at San Francisco via South Station, Boston, MA, New York and Barstow Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8h.

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The distance between Boston Airport (BOS) and San Francisco is 2711 miles. The road distance is 3127.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 days 4h and costs $300 - $460.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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The best way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7h 7m and costs $150 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $470 and takes 3 days 5h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 27m.

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Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at San Francisco station.

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Map of how to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2710.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Boston Airport (BOS), USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Delta, JetBlue Airways and six other airlines fly from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco via Copley Place across from Back Bay station, Boston, Chicago Union Station, Richmond, and Richmond in around 3 days 5h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Baltimore, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Boston to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to 16th Street / Mission
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Boston to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from New York to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $360
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $360
Flexible
$370 - $550
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Barstow Station to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 3h behind Boston Airport (BOS). It is currently 6:05 AM in Boston Airport (BOS) and 3:05 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco is 3127 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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