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There are 10 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, train, bus, subway or car

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Fly Newark to San Francisco  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) EWR - SFO

$138 - $384

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Fly New York JFK to San Francisco  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) JFK - SFO

$134 - $383

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Fly New York La Guardia to San Francisco  •  9h 36m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to San Francisco (SFO) LGA - SFO

$195 - $660

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO

$135 - $338

Fly Newark to Oakland  •  10h 45m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Oakland (OAK) EWR - OAK

$215 - $456

Fly New York JFK to San Jose  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Jose (SJC) JFK - SJC

$188 - $443

Bus, train, BART  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago Nyc
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
  3. Take the BART from Richmond to San Francisco International Airport

$276 - $419

Train, BART  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
  3. Take the BART from Richmond to San Francisco International Airport

$318 - $449

Bus  •  3 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from New York to Barstow
  2. Take the bus from Barstow Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfield
  3. Take the bus from Bakersfield to San Francisco

Drive  •  45h 37m

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 2935.5 miles

$280 - $420

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The most affordable way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to train and fly, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 9h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs $130 - $390 and takes 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Barstow Amtrak Bus Stop, Bakersfield Amtrak, Bakersfield and Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at San Francisco International Airport via Chicago Union Station and Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal (Station) and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2584 miles. The road distance is 2935.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to bus and train and BART which takes 2 days 23h and costs $270 - $420.

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It takes approximately 7h 43m to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which takes 7h 43m and costs $130 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 days 7h.

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  • Distance: 2584 miles
  • Duration: 7h 43m

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal (Station), NY, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and five other airlines fly from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via New York, Barstow, Barstow Amtrak Bus Stop, Bakersfield Amtrak, Bakersfield, San Francisco, and Mission St & 1st St in around 3 days 7h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Book at
GoTo Bus
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 New York to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $360
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $360
Flexible
$370 - $550
Bus from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $85
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Barstow Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 51m.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 3h behind Grand Central Terminal (Station). It is currently 8:33 AM in Grand Central Terminal (Station) and 5:33 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by BART, arrive at San Francisco International Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2936 miles. It takes approximately 45h 37m to drive from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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