There are 6 ways to get from Fresno to San Francisco by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station San Joaquins

$44 - $101

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

$23 - $60

4 alternative options

Bus via Hayward BART Station  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Hayward, Ca 6834 / ...

$26 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to San Francisco 187.5 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Francisco (SFO) FAT - SFO

$187 - $660

Fly to Oakland  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Oakland (OAK) FAT - OAK

$141 - $482

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fresno, Ca and arriving at San Francisco, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Fresno and San Francisco is 163 miles. The road distance is 187.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to San Francisco without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Fresno to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Fresno to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Fresno, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Fresno to San Francisco is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 39 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to San Francisco is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Fresno to San Francisco.

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United Airlines offers flights from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 162.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Fresno, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Fresno to San Francisco 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Train operators
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 Fresno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
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 Fresno, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Fresno, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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