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There are 11 ways to get from Dallas to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Dallas to Oakland  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Oakland (OAK) DAL - OAK

$176 - $507

Cheapest option

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Francisco (SFO) DFW - SFO

$130 - $283

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Fly Dallas to San Francisco  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Francisco (SFO) DAL - SFO

$133 - $436

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Oakland (OAK) DFW - OAK

$133 - $344

Fly Dallas to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 46 min

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

$187 - $573

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose, Caltrain  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Jose (SJC) DFW - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$134 - $430

Bus via Los Angeles, CA  •  38 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$205 - $408

Bus  •  39 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

$173 - $442

Train, bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Dallas Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Burbank to San Francisco FlixBus

$236 - $672

Train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Dallas Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$290 - $845

Drive  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Dallas to San Francisco 1741 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $170 - $550 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Dallas, Tx and arriving at San Francisco, CA via 7th / Decatur, 5th & Grand and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 34 min.

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The distance between Dallas and San Francisco is 1489 miles. The road distance is 1741 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 34 min and costs $200 - $410.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Dallas to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Dallas to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Dallas, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs $170 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $410 and takes 38 h 34 min, you could also train, which costs $290 - $850 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dallas to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1488.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Dallas to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dallas to San Francisco via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Grand, 5th & Grand, Chinatown Gold Line Station, and Los Angeles, CA in around 38 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Dallas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Dallas Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
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
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 Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 2 h behind Dallas. It is currently 10:50 PM in Dallas and 8:50 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to San Francisco is 1741 miles. It takes approximately 28 h 20 min to drive from Dallas to San Francisco.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas Airport to Oakland Airport.

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

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There are 621+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 50 min and costs $3.

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