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There are 10 ways to get from Missoula to San Francisco by plane, train, car, night bus or bus

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Fly Missoula to Oakland  •  6 h 51 min

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

$180 - $711

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Bus  •  32 h 35 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

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Fly Missoula to San Francisco  •  7 h 41 min

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

$137 - $560

Fly Missoula to San Jose, Caltrain  •  8 h 46 min

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

$271 - $1,217

Drive to Kalispell, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Missoula to Kalispell
  2. Fly from Kalispell (FCA) to San Francisco (SFO) FCA - SFO

$149 - $298

Fly Missoula to Santa Rosa, train  •  12 h 8 min

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

$343 - $1,519

Night bus to Spokane, fly to Oakland  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
  2. Fly from Spokane (GEG) to Oakland (OAK) GEG - OAK

$170 - $426

Night bus, train  •  32 h 33 min

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

$188 - $525

Night bus, bus, train  •  37 h 26 min

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

$183 - $505

Drive  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Missoula to San Francisco 1147.2 miles

$110 - $170

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

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The quickest way to get from Missoula to San Francisco is to drive and fly which costs $140 - $300 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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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 32 h 35 min.

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The distance between Missoula and San Francisco is 765 miles. The road distance is 1147.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Missoula to San Francisco without a car is to night bus and train which takes 32 h 33 min and costs $180 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Missoula to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Missoula to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Missoula, Mt station.

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The best way to get from Missoula to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs $180 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $350 and takes 32 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Missoula Airport to Oakland Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Missoula 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 Missoula to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 765.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

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

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Missoula to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Missoula to San Francisco via Seattle, Wa and Sacramento, Ca in around 32 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Missoula to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Missoula to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Missoula to Oakland via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kalispell to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Kalispell to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Seattle, Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Seattle, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Portland
Ave. Duration
15 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Spokane to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Missoula to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Kalispell to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Spokane to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Spokane to Oakland via Boise
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Spokane to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Missoula to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Kalispell to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Kalispell to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Kalispell to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Missoula to Santa Rosa via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Missoula to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Spokane to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Missoula to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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

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 Spokane Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice 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 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

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
Night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Every 3 hours
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Tacoma, WA
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com

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San Francisco is 1 h behind Missoula. It is currently 9:36 PM in Missoula and 8:36 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Missoula to San Francisco is 1147 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 47 min to drive from Missoula to San Francisco.

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Allegiant Air, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Missoula Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Book your Missoula to San Francisco bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 621+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Missoula to Missoula Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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