There are 11 ways to get from Costa Mesa to San Francisco by plane, subway, bus, train, night 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 Santa Ana to San Francisco  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$98 - $293

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Oakland / ...

$17 - $67

9 alternative options

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$107 - $615

Line 47 bus, line 60 bus, line 92 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6 h

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Wilson-Colgate to Fairview-Westminster
  2. Take the line 60 bus from Westminster-Fairview to Channel-7Th
  3. Take the line 92 bus from Seventh & Channel Se to Woodruff & Spring Ne
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  5. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$63 - $299

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$72 - $257

Line 43 bus, bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
  2. Take the bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$105 - $303

Line 43 bus, train to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Bernard to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 2
  2. Take the train from Fullerton station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$120 - $459

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Westminster, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$80 - $85

Train  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$131 - $292

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6862 / ...

$56 - $139

Drive  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Costa Mesa to San Francisco 423.8 miles

$40 - $60

What companies run services between Costa Mesa, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Costa Mesa to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Costa Mesa to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $78 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Orange County Transportation
Website
octa.net
Bus from Wilson-Colgate to Fairview-Westminster
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Westminster-Fairview to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Seventh & Channel Se to Woodruff & Spring Ne
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Westminster, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Costa Mesa and San Francisco is 613 km. The road distance is 678 km.

The cheapest way to get from Costa Mesa to San Francisco is to bus which costs $17 - $70 and takes 11 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Costa Mesa to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $95 - $300.

No, there is no direct bus from Costa Mesa to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Newport-Broadway and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Newport-Bryan and Westminster, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Costa Mesa to San Francisco, including transfers.