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There are 7 ways to get from Fresno to San Francisco by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Richmond Amtrak San Joaquins

$44 - $101

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno to San Francisco FlixBus

$11 - $20

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h 50m

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

$23 - $60

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Fresno to San Francisco 187.5 miles

$18 - $27

Fly Fresno to San Francisco  •  3h 18m

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

$187 - $660

Fly Fresno to Oakland  •  5h 53m

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

$96 - $402

Bus to Merced, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
  2. Fly from Merced (MCE) to Oakland (OAK) MCE - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$41 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Fresno to San Francisco is to bus which costs $11 - $21 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Fresno to San Francisco is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 14m.

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

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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 4h 26m and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m 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 4h 26m and costs $40 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $60 and takes 4h 50m, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $700 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Fresno 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 Fresno to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 162.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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 3h 31m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno to San Francisco 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Oakland
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fresno to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
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 San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Merced
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to San Francisco is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3h 14m 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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Book your Fresno to San Francisco bus tickets online with 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 Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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