There are 9 ways to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Grand Rapids to San Francisco  •  9 h 29 min

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

$288 - $1,053

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

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  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 35 min

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

$271 - $1,290

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to San Francisco  •  11 h 19 min

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

$187 - $494

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Oakland  •  11 h 24 min

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

$191 - $706

Fly Grand Rapids to San Jose  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to San Jose (SJC) GRR - SJC

$328 - $1,081

Train  •  2 days 10 h

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

$332 - $996

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  2 days 14 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 - $706

Drive  •  35 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to San Francisco 2306 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

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 14 h.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and San Francisco is 1963 miles. The road distance is 2306 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco without a car is to train which takes 2 days 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Grand Rapids, MI station.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco is to fly which takes 9 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 10 h, you could also Amtrak Thruway and bus, which costs and takes 2 days 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from Grand Rapids Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Grand Rapids to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Grand Rapids. It is currently 8:51 AM in Grand Rapids and 5:51 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to San Francisco is 2306 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 9 min to drive from Grand Rapids to San Francisco.

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1962.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 29 min

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

United Airlines, Delta 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, Richmond Transit Station, and Richmond BART Station in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 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 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 to Richmond Transit Station
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
Bus 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
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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American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Grand Rapids Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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