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There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station by plane, train, subway, tram, 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 Los Angeles to San Francisco  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$71 - $248

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Bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Millbrae FlixBus

$17 - $28

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Fly Burbank to San Francisco  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO

$70 - $457

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Francisco (SFO) ONT - SFO

$120 - $514

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$115 - $325

Fly Burbank to Oakland, BART, tram, Caltrain  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  3. Take the tram from Metro Embarcadero Station to King St & 4th St
  4. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain

$118 - $448

Bus, Caltrain  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$40 - $58

Train, Caltrain  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$76 - $191

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station 377.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station is to bus which costs $16 - $29 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station is to fly which costs $70 - $250 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station. However, there are services departing from LA Downtown and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level via Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airport Station is 340 miles. The road distance is 377.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 48 min and costs $16 - $29.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station is to fly which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $70 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $29 and takes 7 h 48 min, you could also train and Caltrain, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 11 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Millbrae station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station.
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  • Distance: 340.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and San Francisco International Airport Station, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $26 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
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 Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Metro Embarcadero Station to King St & 4th St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco International Airport Station.

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Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in San Francisco International Airport Station. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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Trips to San Francisco International Airport Station