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There are 8 ways to get from Cleveland to San Francisco by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly Cleveland to San Francisco  •  7h 47m

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

$158 - $662

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Fly Cleveland to Oakland  •  9h 11m

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

$202 - $764

Night bus to Columbus, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to San Francisco (SFO) CMH - SFO

$229 - $659

Fly Cleveland to San Jose  •  11h 12m

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

$294 - $956

Train to Pittsburgh, fly to San Francisco  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Francisco (SFO) PIT - SFO

$205 - $943

Bus  •  2 days 11h

  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 Downtown to San Francisco

$226 - $556

Train  •  2 days 12h

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

$351 - $1,054

Drive  •  37h 53m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to San Francisco 2475.1 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $700 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $700 and takes 7h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at San Francisco via Columbus, Oh, Bonanza @ Bruce and Las Vegas Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11h.

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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 11h and costs $220 - $600.

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It takes approximately 7h 47m 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 7h 47m and costs $150 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 2 days 11h, you could also train, which costs $350 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 12h.

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 43m.

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Cleveland to San Francisco bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Francisco station.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2174.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 47m

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four 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, Bonanza @ Bruce, BTC Bay #10, and Las Vegas Downtown in around 2 days 11h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 41m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice 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
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
42h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Las Vegas Downtown to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 3h behind Cleveland. It is currently 11:40 PM in Cleveland and 8:40 PM in San Francisco.

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

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American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 615+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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