Travel from Chicago to San-Francisco

Train, bus or fly from Chicago to San Francisco?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and 3 other airlines fly from Chicago to San Francisco every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $290 - $900 and the journey takes 2 days 3 h.

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How to get from Chicago to San Francisco

From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco. 7 h 2 min $215. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 7 h 4 min $161. From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco. 6 h 56 min $274. From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 6 h 54 min $240. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to San Jose airport, shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, walk to San Francisco International Airport, then BART to San Francisco. 8 h 57 min $276. From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to San Jose airport, shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, walk to San Francisco International Airport, then BART to San Francisco. 8 h 49 min $315. From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Richmond then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza. 2 days 4 h $641. From Chicago, IL bus to St. Louis, MO, bus to Los Angeles, CA, then bus to San Francisco, CA. 2 days 6 h $244. From Chicago drive to San Francisco. 32 h 39 min $256.