There are 9 ways to get from Cincinnati to San Francisco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Covington to San Francisco  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Francisco (SFO) CVG - SFO

$118 - $661

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Fly Covington to Oakland  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Oakland (OAK) CVG - OAK

$232 - $1,113

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to San Francisco (SFO) IND - SFO

$180 - $683

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to Oakland  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Oakland (OAK) IND - OAK

$234 - $585

Fly Covington to San Jose  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Jose (SJC) CVG - SJC

$273 - $956

Bus to Columbus, fly to Oakland  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Oakland (OAK) CMH - OAK

$240 - $1,003

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca

$260 - $673

Bus, train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station California Zephyr

$323 - $947

Drive  •  36 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Cincinnati to San Francisco 2393.3 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cincinnati to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Cincinnati, Oh and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Columbus, Oh, Las Vegas, Nv and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between Cincinnati and San Francisco is 2050 miles. The road distance is 2393.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 11 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Cincinnati to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Cincinnati to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cincinnati, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Covington Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 58 min.

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

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Cincinnati. It is currently 4:57 PM in Cincinnati and 1:57 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Cincinnati to San Francisco is 2393 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 43 min to drive from Cincinnati to San Francisco.

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  • Distance: 2050.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cincinnati, OH, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Cincinnati to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cincinnati to San Francisco via Columbus, Oh, Las Vegas, Nv, and Oakland, Ca in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
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 Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Chicago
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.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 Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
42 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Covington Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs .

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