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There are 10 ways to get from Houston to San Francisco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Houston to San Francisco  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Francisco (SFO) IAH - SFO

$137 - $502

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
  3. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA

$133 - $240

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Oakland (OAK) HOU - OAK

$201 - $812

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) HOU - SFO

$237 - $960

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Jose (SJC) HOU - SJC

$282 - $955

Fly Houston to San Jose  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Jose (SJC) IAH - SJC

$242 - $907

Bus to Austin, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston to Austin
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Francisco (SFO) AUS - SFO

$256 - $552

Bus Greyhound USA  •  43 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$184 - $487

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$278 - $808

Drive  •  31 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Francisco 1935.8 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Francisco is to bus which costs $130 - $240 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to San Francisco is to fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 19 min.

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The distance between Houston and San Francisco is 1652 miles. The road distance is 1935.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 19 min and costs $180 - $490.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Houston to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Houston to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $130 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $490 and takes 43 h 19 min, you could also train, which costs $270 - $850 and takes 2 days 1 h.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Houston to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1652.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to San Francisco via San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca in around 43 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
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 Houston Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
36 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Room
$750 - $1,100
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.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 Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 2 h behind Houston. It is currently 9:07 AM in Houston and 7:07 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to San Francisco is 1936 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 3 min to drive from Houston to San Francisco.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Houston Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Book your Houston to San Francisco bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 612+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs $1 - $4.

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