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There are 11 ways to get from Irvine to San Francisco by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART  •  3h 31m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$107 - $615

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Bus Megabus  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA FlixBus

$17 - $62

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Fly Santa Ana to San Francisco  •  3h 29m

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

$98 - $293

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, BART  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$113 - $298

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland  •  5h 35m

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

$58 - $212

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$118 - $449

Line 79 bus, line 1 bus, line 92 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the line 79 bus from Culver-Michelson to Newport Trans Ctr Dock 2
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Newport Trans Ctr Dock 5 to 7Th-Channel
  3. Take the line 92 bus from Seventh & Channel Se to Woodruff & Spring Ne
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  5. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$63 - $299

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to San Bernardino Depot station
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$118 - $577

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  10h 56m

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

$82 - $92

Train  •  14h 4m

  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 to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$80 - $215

Drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Drive from Irvine to San Francisco 427 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to San Francisco is to bus which costs $17 - $65 and takes 11h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to San Francisco is to fly which costs $95 - $300 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Culver-San Leandro and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Newport-Bryan and Westminster, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 56m.

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The distance between Irvine and San Francisco is 385 miles. The road distance is 427 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 10h 56m and costs $80 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Irvine to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Irvine to San Francisco bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from Westminster, CA station.

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The best way to get from Irvine to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3h 29m and costs $95 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $95 and takes 10h 56m, you could also train, which costs $80 - $220 and takes 14h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Irvine to San Francisco bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 385.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Irvine to San Francisco every 2 hours. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Irvine to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $78 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Merced
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to San Bernardino Depot station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Culver-Michelson to Newport Trans Ctr Dock 2
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Newport Trans Ctr Dock 5 to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Seventh & Channel Se to Woodruff & Spring Ne
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.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
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to San Francisco is 427 miles. It takes approximately 7h 5m to drive from Irvine to San Francisco.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Santa Ana Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 624+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Santa Ana Airport is to line 401 bus which takes 7m and costs $2 - $4.

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