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There are 9 ways to get from Dallas to San Francisco by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly Dallas to Oakland  •  6h 5m

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

$126 - $278

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco  •  6h 59m

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

$56 - $183

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Fly Dallas to San Francisco  •  6h 21m

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

$104 - $266

Fly Dallas to San Jose, BART  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Jose (SJC) DAL - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to Powell Street

$156 - $569

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose, BART  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Jose (SJC) DFW - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to Powell Street

$153 - $256

Bus, BART  •  40h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Tucson
  2. Take the bus from Tucson to San Jose
  3. Take the BART from Berryessa / North San Jose to Civic Center / UN Plaza

$217 - $308

Bus  •  41h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Los Angeles "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco "Greyhound"

$187 - $256

Train, Caltrain  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Dallas to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Jose
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$225 - $315

Drive  •  28h 5m

  1. Drive from Dallas to San Francisco 1740 miles

$170 - $250

Dallas to San Francisco by bus

The bus journey time between Dallas and San Francisco is around 42h 34m and covers a distance of around 1873 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 41h 10m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $55 - $190 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $120 - $280 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Dallas and arriving at San Francisco via Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dallas to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Dallas and arriving at San Francisco Caltrain via Los Angeles and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8h.

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The distance between Dallas and San Francisco is 1489 miles. The road distance is 1740 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to San Francisco without a car is to bus and BART which takes 40h 51m and costs $210 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m 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 station.

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Dallas to San Francisco train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Dallas station.

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The best way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs $120 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $260 and takes 41h 15m, you could also train and Caltrain, which costs $220 - $320 and takes 2 days 8h.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1488.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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 in around 41h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Dallas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $390
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $390
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $430
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $390
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to Powell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Berryessa / North San Jose to Civic Center / UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
43h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Premium
$440 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $490
Business Seat
$360 - $550
Train from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 to Tucson
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200
Bus from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $200
Flexible
$200 - $290
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tucson to San Jose
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Book at
GotoBus

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 45m.

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

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San Francisco is 2h behind Dallas. It is currently 2:28 AM in Dallas and 12:28 AM in San Francisco.

Dallas to San Francisco train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at San Francisco Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to San Francisco is 1740 miles. It takes approximately 28h 5m 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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There are 1380+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 51 min and costs $3.

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