There are 8 ways to get from Minneapolis 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO) MSP - SFO

$148 - $372

7 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Oakland (OAK) MSP - OAK

$182 - $444

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Jose (SJC) MSP - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$162 - $426

Fly to Santa Rosa, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Santa Rosa (STS) MSP - STS
  2. Take the train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael

$226 - $672

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca

$264 - $597

Train  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$334 - $997

Bus, train  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak

$339 - $923

Drive  •  31 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to San Francisco 2054.9 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and San Francisco is 1591 miles. The road distance is 2054.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Minneapolis to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Kansas City, Mo, Las Vegas, Nv and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from Minneapolis to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, Las Vegas, Nv, and Oakland, Ca in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Rosa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Rosa via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Train operators
Caltrain
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $600
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$460 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$950 - $1,400
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Kansas City, Mo to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
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