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There are 9 ways to get from Manhattan to San Francisco by plane, shuttle, bus, train, taxi 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 Manhattan to San Francisco  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to San Francisco (SFO) MHK - SFO

$365 - $1,343

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Junction City to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas Downtown to San Francisco FlixBus

$191 - $396

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Fly Manhattan to Oakland  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to Oakland (OAK) MHK - OAK

$329 - $1,145

Shuttle to Kansas City, fly to Oakland  •  8h 34m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Oakland (OAK) MCI - OAK

$274 - $593

Shuttle to Kansas City, fly to San Francisco  •  8h 37m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Francisco (SFO) MCI - SFO

$270 - $871

Fly Manhattan to San Jose  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to San Jose (SJC) MHK - SJC

$400 - $1,388

Bus, train  •  44h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Junction City to Denver, Co 1675 / ...
  2. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Richmond Amtrak California Zephyr

$273 - $740

Taxi, train  •  47h 16m

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Topeka Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$421 - $1,019

Drive  •  26h 17m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to San Francisco 1763.5 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 26h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco is to fly which costs $320 - $1,200 and takes 7h 34m.

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The distance between Manhattan and San Francisco is 1405 miles. The road distance is 1763.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 39h 20m and costs $190 - $400.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Manhattan to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7h 38m and costs $360 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $400 and takes 39h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Manhattan Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 50m and has one stopover.

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San Francisco is 2h behind Manhattan. It is currently 10:41 AM in Manhattan and 8:41 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to San Francisco is 1763 miles. It takes approximately 26h 17m to drive from Manhattan to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines offer flights from Manhattan Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1404.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 38m

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

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Manhattan to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to San Francisco via Junction City, Las Vegas, Nv, Bonanza @ Bruce, BTC Bay #10, and Las Vegas Downtown in around 39h 20m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Manhattan to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Diego
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Manhattan to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Manhattan to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Manhattan to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Manhattan to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
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 Denver Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
33h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
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
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Junction City to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Bus from Junction City to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Las Vegas Downtown to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Topeka Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Manhattan Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs $29 - $35.

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