There are 11 ways to get from Lake Forest 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 56 min

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

$98 - $293

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

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

$14 - $69

9 alternative options

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART  •  4 h

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

$107 - $615

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$130 - $480

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 20 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, line 9474 bus, line 173 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Anaheim Amtrak
  2. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
  3. Take the line 173 bus from Pch & L.B. Blvd. Se to Ximeno & Pch Ne
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  5. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$74 - $338

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$101 - $301

Night bus, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the night bus from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak 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

$71 - $73

Train  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak 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

Bus, night bus  •  9 h 20 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 / ...

$57 - $157

Drive  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Lake Forest to San Francisco 429.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco is to bus which costs $14 - $70 and takes 11 h 35 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 56 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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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Lake Forest to San Francisco, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Union Station(Alameda & Los Angeles) and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Lake Forest to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Lake Forest 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 Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
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
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Pch & L.B. Blvd. Se to Ximeno & Pch Ne
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
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
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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