There are 9 ways to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Grand Rapids to San Francisco  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to San Francisco (SFO) GRR - SFO

$288 - $1,111

Cheapest option

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Francisco  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO

$117 - $415

7 alternative options

Fly Grand Rapids to Oakland  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Oakland (OAK) GRR - OAK

$302 - $1,313

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Oakland  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Oakland (OAK) MDW - OAK

$191 - $706

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to San Francisco  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Francisco (SFO) MDW - SFO

$187 - $494

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) ORD - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$191 - $559

Train  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Pere Marquette
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak California Zephyr

$332 - $996

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$260 - $696

Drive  •  35 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to San Francisco 2306 miles

$220 - $330

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, MI, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Grand Rapids to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, and Richmond in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Denver, Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Grand Rapids to San Francisco?

The distance between Grand Rapids and San Francisco is 3141 km. The road distance is 3690 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco is to train and fly which costs $110 - $420 and takes 11 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco is to fly which takes 9 h 33 min and costs $280 - $1,200.

Is there a direct bus between Grand Rapids and San Francisco?

No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids, MI and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Kalamazoo, Mi, Chicago, Il and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

How long does it take to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco, including transfers.