There are 12 ways to get from New Jersey 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  •  7 h 54 min

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

$156 - $511

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Fly New York JFK to San Francisco  •  8 h 58 min

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

$146 - $451

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Fly Newark to Oakland  •  8 h 2 min

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

$280 - $963

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO

$195 - $756

Fly New York JFK to Oakland  •  9 h 29 min

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

$170 - $573

Fly Newark to San Jose, Caltrain  •  9 h 49 min

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

$151 - $496

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO

$263 - $674

Bus, train  •  2 days 22 h

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

$391 - $1,014

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca 6774

$294 - $746

Train via New York Penn Station  •  3 days 2 h

  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 Transit Station California Zephyr

$443 - $1,314

Train  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station California Zephyr

$442 - $1,333

Drive  •  45 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Newark to San Francisco 2914 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 7 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 7 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Market St:South Van Ness Av via Las Vegas, Nv and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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The distance between New Jersey and San Francisco is 2569 miles. The road distance is 2914 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to San Francisco without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 22 h and costs $390 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from New Jersey to San Francisco, including transfers.

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New Jersey to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark, Nj station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7 h 54 min and costs $150 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $750 and takes 3 days 1 h, you could also train, which costs $440 - $1,400 and takes 3 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 57 min.

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

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2569.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 54 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once 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
19 h 10 min
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
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
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
15 h
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 Newark, Nj to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $390
Flexible
$460 - $600
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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San Francisco is 3 h behind New Jersey. It is currently 3:14 PM in New Jersey and 12:14 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to San Francisco is 2914 miles. It takes approximately 45 h 5 min to drive from New Jersey to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 628+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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