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There are 10 ways to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly Boston to San Francisco  •  6h 16m

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

$130 - $340

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Bus to Hartford, fly to San Francisco  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT
  2. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to San Francisco (SFO) BDL - SFO

$130 - $257

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Fly Boston to San Jose  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJC) BOS - SJC

$170 - $532

Fly Boston to Oakland  •  9h 51m

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

$137 - $303

Bus to Manchester, fly to San Francisco  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to San Francisco (SFO) MHT - SFO

$249 - $784

Fly Boston to Stockton, bus, BART  •  13h 8m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Stockton (SCK) BOS - SCK
  2. Take the bus from Stockton to Dublin-Pleasanton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the BART from Dublin / Pleasanton to Montgomery Street

Fly Boston to Sacramento, train, BART  •  11h 38m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sacramento (SMF) BOS - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Richmond
  3. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport

$216 - $330

Train, BART  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Boston to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
  3. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport

$322 - $478

Bus  •  3 days 11h

  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 Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco

$349 - $513

Drive  •  2 days 1h

  1. Drive from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 3138.5 miles

$300 - $450

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The most affordable way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 6h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs $130 - $340 and takes 6h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Terminal C - Arrivals Level and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via South Station, Boston, MA, New York, Los Angeles and Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 11h.

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The distance between Boston Airport (BOS) and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2714 miles. The road distance is 3138.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to train and BART which takes 3 days 5h and costs $320 - $480.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to fly from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 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 Airport (SFO) is to fly which takes 6h 16m and costs $130 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $340 - $550 and takes 3 days 11h.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 16m.

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Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco station.

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  • Distance: 2713.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 16m

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

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and six other airlines fly from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via South Station, South Station, Boston, MA, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Mission St & 1st St in around 3 days 11h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Manchester to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Manchester to San Francisco via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Boston to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manchester to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Manchester to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Manchester to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Manchester to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $600
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Grand Rapids, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Minneapolis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Charlotte, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Baltimore, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Atlanta, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $420
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Chicago O'Hare, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Detroit, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $420
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 19m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Stockton via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Boston to Stockton via San Francisco, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 33m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Boston to Stockton via New York JFK, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $420
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $400
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $400
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $400
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $430
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $370
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Hartford to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Dublin / Pleasanton to Montgomery Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Boston to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21h 53m
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once 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
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
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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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stockton to Dublin-Pleasanton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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