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There are 7 ways to get from New Mexico 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 to San Francisco  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to San Francisco (SFO) ABQ - SFO

$147 - $420

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Bus  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Los Angeles, Ca 1333 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

$131 - $181

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Fly to Oakland  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Oakland (OAK) ABQ - OAK

$191 - $422

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6h 25m

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

$162 - $768

Train, bus  •  25h 51m

  1. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$152 - $395

Train  •  29h 30m

  1. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$194 - $549

Drive  •  17h 6m

  1. Drive from Albuquerque to San Francisco 1091.6 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from New Mexico to San Francisco is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from New Mexico to San Francisco is to fly which costs $140 - $420 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Mexico to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Albuquerque, Nm and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 10m.

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The distance between New Mexico and San Francisco is 947 miles. The road distance is 1091.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New Mexico to San Francisco without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 51m and costs $150 - $400.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from New Mexico to San Francisco, including transfers.

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New Mexico to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albuquerque, Nm station.

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The best way to get from New Mexico to San Francisco is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs $140 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 27h 10m, you could also train, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 29h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Albuquerque Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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New Mexico 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 New Mexico to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 946.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Albuquerque to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles, Ca in around 27h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
16h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$480 - $700
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
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 Albuquerque, Nm to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $190
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110

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More Questions & Answers

San Francisco is 1h behind New Mexico. It is currently 2:53 PM in New Mexico and 1:53 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between New Mexico to San Francisco is 1092 miles. It takes approximately 17h 6m to drive from New Mexico to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Albuquerque Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Book your New Mexico to San Francisco bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 649+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Mexico to Albuquerque Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 25m and costs $1.

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