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There are 10 ways to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco by plane, subway, bus, train, 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.

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Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 59 min

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

$107 - $615

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Bus  •  11 h 58 min

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

$19 - $69

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Fly Santa Ana to San Francisco  •  3 h 57 min

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

$98 - $293

Line 560 bus, line 92 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
  2. Take the line 92 bus from Seventh & Channel Se to Woodruff & Spring Ne
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$66 - $324

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, BART  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station

$113 - $298

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$74 - $245

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$134 - $482

Night bus, bus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$72

Train  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$96 - $248

Drive  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Lake Forest to San Francisco 429.8 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco is to bus which costs $19 - $70 and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco is to fly which costs $95 - $300 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lake Forest to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Irvine Transportation Center and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Cesar E Chavez / Alameda and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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The distance between Lake Forest and San Francisco is 392 miles. The road distance is 429.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 10 h 6 min and costs $71 - $73.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Lake Forest to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Anaheim, CA station.

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The best way to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $95 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $70 and takes 11 h 58 min, you could also train, which costs $95 - $250 and takes 13 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lake Forest to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 391.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines fly from Lake Forest to San Francisco every 2 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Lake Forest to San Francisco 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h 10 min. Flixbus USA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
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 Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
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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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Forest to San Francisco is 430 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to drive from Lake Forest to San Francisco.

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

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There are 612+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lake Forest to Santa Ana Airport is to line 86 bus which takes 44 min and costs $2 - $4.

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