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There are 10 ways to get from Miami to San Francisco by plane, bus, train 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 Miami to San Francisco  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to San Francisco (SFO) MIA - SFO

$148 - $381

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Fly Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Francisco (SFO) FLL - SFO

$158 - $376

Fly Miami to Oakland  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Oakland (OAK) MIA - OAK

$202 - $443

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Oakland  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Oakland (OAK) FLL - OAK

$182 - $418

Fly Miami to San Jose  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to San Jose (SJC) MIA - SJC

$233 - $416

Bus  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$317 - $832

Bus, train  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Lafayette, La
  3. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$365 - $1,012

Train  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station

$545 - $1,667

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  4 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station

$565 - $1,697

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Miami to San Francisco 3099.5 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $380 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Miami to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Nw 6 St & 1 Av and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Miami, Fl, Atlanta, Ga, Dallas, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3 h.

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The distance between Miami and San Francisco is 2606 miles. The road distance is 3099.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 3 h and costs $310 - $850.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Miami to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Miami to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Miami, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Miami to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $140 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $310 - $850 and takes 3 days 3 h, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,700 and takes 4 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 16 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Miami to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2605.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Miami to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Miami to San Francisco via Airport Station, Miami, Fl, Atlanta, Ga, Dallas, Tx, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 3 days 3 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Miami to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Miami to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Miami to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Miami to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Miami to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Miami to Oakland via Tampa, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Miami to Oakland via Houston, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Tampa, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco via Austin
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Miami to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Miami to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Miami to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $490
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $490
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Miami to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Miami to Oakland via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Miami Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
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 Miami Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
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 Miami, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Miami, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Miami. It is currently 11:03 PM in Miami and 8:03 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Miami to San Francisco is 3099 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Miami to San Francisco.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Miami Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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

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