There are 9 ways to get from Irvine to San Francisco by plane, subway, train, bus, night 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 Santa Ana to San Francisco  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$98 - $293

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Oakland / ...

$12 - $62

7 alternative options

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$107 - $615

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 39 min

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

$72 - $257

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$85 - $268

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Westminster, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$82 - $92

Train  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$80 - $215

Bus, night bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6862 / ...

$56 - $131

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to San Francisco 427 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to San Francisco is to bus which costs $12 - $65 and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 14 min and costs $95 - $300.

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The distance between Irvine and San Francisco is 617 km. The road distance is 683 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Irvine to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Main-Culver and arriving at San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Anaheim. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 42 min.

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Irvine to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Irvine to San Francisco every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco via San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
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
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Westminster, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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