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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Columbus to Oakland  •  6 h 59 min

  1. CMH - OAK

$223 - $966

Cheapest option

Bus to Covington, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 35 min

  1. CVG - SFO

$135 - $699

6 alternative options

Fly Columbus to San Francisco  •  8 h 32 min

  1. CMH - SFO

$209 - $614

Fly Columbus to San Jose, Caltrain  •  9 h 52 min

  1. CMH - SJC

$233 - $868

Bus to Cleveland, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 1 min

  1. CLE - SFO

$182 - $711

Bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. 1675
  2. 6774

$245 - $620

Bus, train  •  2 days 14 h

  1. 0350 / ...
  2. California Zephyr

$325 - $1,001

Drive  •  37 h 48 min

  1. 2460.5 miles

$240 - $350

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Columbus to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to San Francisco via Las Vegas, Nv, Oakland, Ca, 19th St. Oakland, 12th St. Oakland City Center, and Broadway:14th St in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Saturday 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 Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbus to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Columbus to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbus and San Francisco is 3394 km. The road distance is 3937 km.

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to San Francisco is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 9 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Columbus to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 59 min and costs $220 - $1,000.

It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Columbus to San Francisco, including transfers.