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

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

Train  •  4 h 27 min

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

$44 - $101

Cheapest option

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  •  4 h 38 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 Fresno to San Francisco  •  3 h 12 min

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

$187 - $660

Bus to Merced, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 31 min

  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 to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$41 - $80

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 32 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fresno to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Oakland
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fresno to San Francisco?

The distance between Fresno and San Francisco is 261 km. The road distance is 300 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fresno to San Francisco?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Fresno to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Fresno to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs $180 - $700.

Is there a direct bus between Fresno and San Francisco?

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.

How long does it take to get from Fresno to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Fresno to San Francisco, including transfers.