There are 8 ways to get from El Paso to San Francisco by plane, train, 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 to Oakland  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Oakland (OAK) ELP - OAK

$222 - $362

Cheapest option

Bus EPLA Limo Express  •  23 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from El Paso to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$81 - $146

6 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to San Francisco (SFO) ELP - SFO

$158 - $710

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to San Jose (SJC) ELP - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$162 - $716

Bus Greyhound USA  •  25 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from El Paso, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6860 / ...

$117 - $290

Train, bus  •  25 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burbank to San Francisco FlixBus

$130 - $346

Train  •  29 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$184 - $519

Drive  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Drive from El Paso to San Francisco 1187.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from El Paso to San Francisco is to bus which costs $80 - $150 and takes 23 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Paso to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Paso to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from El Paso and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Main & 6th and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 7 min.

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The distance between El Paso and San Francisco is 999 miles. The road distance is 1187.5 miles.

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The best way to get from El Paso to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 7 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from El Paso to San Francisco, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from El Paso to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $220 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 23 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 29 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from El Paso to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 999.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Allegiant Air fly from El Paso to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from El Paso to San Francisco via Los Angeles, Main & 6th, Patsaouras Transit Plaza, and Los Angeles, CA in around 23 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $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
Every 30 minutes
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from El Paso Union Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
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 El Paso, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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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