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There are 11 ways to get from Manhattan to San Francisco by plane, 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 Newark to San Francisco  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) EWR - SFO

$173 - $526

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Fly New York JFK to San Francisco  •  9h 1m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) JFK - SFO

$144 - $447

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Fly Newark to Oakland  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Oakland (OAK) EWR - OAK

$297 - $978

Fly New York JFK to Oakland  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Oakland (OAK) JFK - OAK

$168 - $569

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO

$251 - $929

Fly Newark to San Jose  •  10h 46m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Jose (SJC) EWR - SJC

$208 - $551

Fly New York JFK to San Jose  •  11h 6m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Jose (SJC) JFK - SJC

$199 - $552

Bus, train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak California Zephyr

$388 - $1,011

Bus  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca 6774

$295 - $748

Train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak California Zephyr

$416 - $1,278

Drive  •  45h 21m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to San Francisco 2931.9 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $450 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco is to fly which costs $170 - $550 and takes 8h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Transbay Temp Terminal via Las Vegas, Nv and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1h.

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The distance between Manhattan and San Francisco is 2582 miles. The road distance is 2931.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 21h and costs $380 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m to get from Manhattan to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Manhattan to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8h 38m and costs $170 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $750 and takes 3 days 1h, you could also train, which costs $410 - $1,300 and takes 3 days 2h.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 30m.

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Manhattan to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2581.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 38m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Manhattan to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to San Francisco via Las Vegas, Nv, Oakland, Ca, and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 3 days 1h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.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 New York, Ny to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $390
Flexible
$460 - $600
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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San Francisco is 3h behind Manhattan. It is currently 5:21 PM in Manhattan and 2:21 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to San Francisco is 2932 miles. It takes approximately 45h 21m to drive from Manhattan to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to San Francisco 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 Manhattan to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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