There are 11 ways to get from Glendale to San Francisco by plane, subway, train, tram, 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 Burbank to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$110 - $462

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendale to San Francisco FlixBus

$14 - $25

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Fly Burbank to San Francisco  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO

$76 - $490

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland, BART  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$61 - $215

Fly Burbank to Concord, BART  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Concord (CCR) BUR - CCR
  2. Take the BART from Concord BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$55 - $379

Train, tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
  3. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  5. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$68 - $295

Train, train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  3. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$134 - $614

Bus via Glenoaks / Cypress  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank to San Francisco FlixBus

$15 - $26

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 51 min

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

$43 - $116

Train  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$77 - $225

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Glendale to San Francisco 378.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glendale and arriving at San Francisco. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Glendale and San Francisco is 344 miles. The road distance is 378.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Glendale to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Glendale to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Glendale to San Francisco bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Glendale station.

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The best way to get from Glendale to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 12 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Burbank Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Glendale to San Francisco bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Francisco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glendale to San Francisco is 379 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Glendale to San Francisco.

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JetSuiteX and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Burbank Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glendale to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 344.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

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

Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Glendale to San Francisco every 2 hours. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Glendale to San Francisco 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Burbank to Concord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Burbank to Concord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Concord BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Glendale station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Glendale to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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The best way to get from Glendale to Burbank Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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