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There are 9 ways to get from El Paso to San Francisco by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly to Oakland  •  6h 47m

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

$222 - $362

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  30h 10m

  1. Take the bus from El Paso to Anaheim Matamoros-Tijuana Airport
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA FlixBus

$100 - $184

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Fly to San Francisco  •  6h 55m

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

$158 - $710

Fly to San Jose, BART  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to San Jose (SJC) ELP - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$182 - $656

Fly to Santa Rosa, train  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Santa Rosa (STS) ELP - STS
  2. Take the train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael

$206 - $872

Fly to Stockton, train  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Stockton (SCK) ELP - SCK
  2. Take the train from Stockton Amtrak Station to Richmond Amtrak

$188 - $684

Bus Greyhound USA  •  26h 40m

  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 6834 / ...

$117 - $300

Train  •  29h 36m

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

$184 - $519

Drive  •  18h 50m

  1. Drive from El Paso to San Francisco 1187.5 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from El Paso to San Francisco is to bus which costs $100 - $190 and takes 30h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from El Paso to San Francisco is to fly which costs $220 - $370 and takes 6h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Paso to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from El Paso, Tx and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 40m.

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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 26h 40m and costs $110 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m 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 6h 47m and costs $220 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 26h 40m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 29h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from El Paso Airport to Oakland Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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El Paso 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 El Paso to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 999.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from El Paso to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from El Paso to San Francisco via Los Angeles, Ca in around 26h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Austin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from El Paso to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,300 - $2,700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from El Paso to Santa Rosa via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from El Paso to Stockton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from El Paso to Stockton via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Stockton via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 Stockton Amtrak Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from El Paso Union Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
16h 48m
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 to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
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 El Paso, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Paso to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 1h behind El Paso. It is currently 7:00 AM in El Paso and 6:00 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between El Paso to San Francisco is 1188 miles. It takes approximately 18h 50m to drive from El Paso to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from El Paso Airport to Oakland Airport.

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

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There are 615+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Paso to El Paso Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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