There are 7 ways to get from Missoula to San Francisco by plane, train, bus, night 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  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Missoula (MSO) to San Francisco (SFO) MSO - SFO

$136 - $559

Cheapest option

Bus  •  31 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$135 - $348

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Missoula (MSO) to Oakland (OAK) MSO - OAK

$180 - $711

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  8 h 17 min

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

$280 - $1,213

Night bus, train  •  32 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
  2. Take the train from Spokane Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$188 - $525

Night bus, bus, train  •  37 h 27 min

  1. Take the night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
  2. Take the bus from Spokane to Tacoma Greyhound 736
  3. Take the train from Tacoma Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$188 - $505

Drive  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Missoula to San Francisco 1147.2 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Missoula, MT, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta fly from Missoula to San Francisco every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Missoula to San Francisco via Seattle, Wa and Sacramento, Ca in around 31 h 31 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle, Eugene
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle, Reno
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Missoula to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Salt Lake City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Missoula to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Spokane Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
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 Tacoma Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Missoula and San Francisco is 1224 km. The road distance is 1836 km.

The cheapest way to get from Missoula to San Francisco is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Missoula to San Francisco is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $180 - $750.

No, there is no direct bus from Missoula to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Missoula, Mt and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Seattle, Wa and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Missoula to San Francisco, including transfers.