There are 10 ways to get from Houston 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 Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland  •  6 h 29 min

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

$201 - $812

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  47 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
  3. Take the bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St

$130 - $265

8 alternative options

Fly Houston to Oakland  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Oakland (OAK) IAH - OAK

$151 - $444

Fly Houston to San Francisco  •  6 h 33 min

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

$137 - $502

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Jose (SJC) HOU - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$261 - $964

Fly Houston to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Jose (SJC) IAH - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$201 - $866

Bus Greyhound USA  •  41 h 35 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 - $477

Train, bus  •  45 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Burbank to Oakland, CA via Oakland

$243 - $665

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Francisco is to drive which costs $190 - $280 and takes 31 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs $200 - $850.

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The distance between Houston and San Francisco is 2643 km. The road distance is 3097 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Houston to San Francisco, including transfers.

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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 41 h 35 min.

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

Southwest Airlines flies 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 41 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Train operators
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 h 40 min
Frequency
6 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 Amtrak 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
Greyhound USA
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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Burbank to Oakland, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.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
$100 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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