There are 7 ways to get from Cleveland to San Francisco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Cleveland to San Francisco  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to San Francisco (SFO) CLE - SFO

$158 - $662

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Fly Cleveland to Oakland  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Oakland (OAK) CLE - OAK

$312 - $1,114

Fly Cleveland to San Jose  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to San Jose (SJC) CLE - SJC

$294 - $956

Bus to Columbus, fly to Oakland  •  10 h

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

$243 - $1,011

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, 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

$263 - $681

Train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station California Zephyr

$351 - $1,054

Drive  •  37 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to San Francisco 2475.1 miles

$240 - $350

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Columbus, Oh, Las Vegas, Nv and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Cleveland and San Francisco is 2175 miles. The road distance is 2475.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Cleveland to San Francisco, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cleveland to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 12 min.

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

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Cleveland. It is currently 6:08 PM in Cleveland and 3:08 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to San Francisco is 2475 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 53 min to drive from Cleveland to San Francisco.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2174.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cleveland to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to San Francisco via Columbus, Oh, Las Vegas, Nv, and Oakland, Ca in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
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
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 Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs .

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