Travel from Des-Moines to San-Francisco

Bus or fly from Des Moines to San Francisco?

Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and 5 other airlines fly from Des Moines to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 14 h 15 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Des Moines to San Francisco

From Platform L line 8 bus to Des Moines airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 5 h 41 min $268. From Platform L line 8 bus to Des Moines airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco. 8 h 2 min $562. From Des Moines, IA bus to Omaha, NE, walk to 10th & Capitol, bus to Omaha airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 8 h 17 min $249. From Platform L line 8 bus to Des Moines airport, fly to San Jose airport, shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, walk to San Francisco International Airport, then BART to San Francisco. 9 h 19 min $603. From Des Moines, IA bus to Denver, CO, bus to Reno, NV, walk to Reno, NV, then bus to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St. 43 h 2 min $242. From Des Moines, IA bus to Lincoln Amtrak, train to Richmond, then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza. 47 h 25 min $499. From Des Moines drive to San Francisco. 27 h 10 min $216.

Operators from Des Moines to San Francisco

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Des Moines Regional TransportDes Moines Regional Transport
Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
DeltaDelta
Virgin AmericaVirgin America
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
BARTBART
Allegiant AirAllegiant Air
Burlington TrailwaysBurlington Trailways
Omaha Metro+1(402) 341-0800Omaha Metro
Monterey BusMonterey Bus
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Windstar+1 888-494-6378Windstar
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
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    Des Moines to San Francisco:

    1. Trip:
      1 Fly Des Moines to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $248 - $321
      • Duration: 5 h 41 min
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      2 Fly Des Moines to Oakland
      • One-Way approx: USD $232 - $1,113
      • Duration: 8 h 2 min
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        2 Fly Des Moines to Oakland
        • One-Way approx: USD $232 - $1,113
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      3 Bus to Omaha, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $192 - $558
      • Duration: 8 h 17 min
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        3 Bus to Omaha, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $192 - $558
        • Duration: 8 h 17 min
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      4 Fly Des Moines to San Jose, shuttle
      • One-Way approx: USD $273 - $1,056
      • Duration: 9 h 19 min
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        4 Fly Des Moines to San Jose, shuttle
        • One-Way approx: USD $273 - $1,056
        • Duration: 9 h 19 min
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      5 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $200 - $401
      • Duration: 43 h 2 min
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      6 Bus, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $235 - $688
      • Duration: 47 h 25 min
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      7 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $170 - $260
      • Duration: 27 h 10 min
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        • Duration: 27 h 10 min
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