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  •  6h 2m

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

$146 - $307

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Fly Dallas to San Francisco  •  6h 11m

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

$104 - $171

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco  •  6h 47m

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

$116 - $348

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland  •  6h 47m

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

$173 - $224

Fly Dallas to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7h 32m

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

$177 - $723

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose, Caltrain  •  8h 26m

  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

$154 - $3,320

Fly Dallas to Sacramento, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Sacramento (SMF) DAL - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak

$188 - $704

Bus via Los Angeles  •  38h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chinatown Station to San Francisco, CA San Diego

$179 - $252

Bus  •  39h 55m

  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 / ...

$187 - $256

Train  •  2 days 8h

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

$218 - $312

Drive  •  28h 11m

  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 $100 - $180 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $310 and takes 6h 2m.

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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, Flower St & 5th St and Chinatown Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dallas station to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Dallas Union Station and arriving at Civic Center / UN Plaza via Los Angeles Union Station and Lake Merritt. 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 1741 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to San Francisco without a car is to bus via Los Angeles which takes 38h 56m and costs $170 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m 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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Dallas to San Francisco train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Dallas Union Station.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1488.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

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, Figueroa / 5th, Flower St & 5th St, and Chinatown Station in around 38h 56m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dallas to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Sacramento via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $370
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Oakland via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
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
1h 30m
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 Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Dallas Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Premium
$440 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $490
Business Seat
$360 - $550
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
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
29h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $200
Flexible
$200 - $290
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Hoang Express
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chinatown Station to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
gotobus.com

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The best way to get from Dallas to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6h 2m and costs $140 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus via Los Angeles, which costs $170 - $260 and takes 38h 56m, you could also train, which costs $210 - $320 and takes 2 days 8h.

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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, Ca station.

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San Francisco is 2h behind Dallas. It is currently 3:32 PM in Dallas and 1:32 PM in San Francisco.

Dallas to San Francisco train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to San Francisco is 1741 miles. It takes approximately 28h 11m 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 668+ 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 50 min and costs $3.

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