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There are 7 ways to get from New Orleans to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Francisco  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Francisco (SFO) MSY - SFO

$198 - $610

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Fly to Oakland  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Oakland (OAK) MSY - OAK

$202 - $562

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  8h 43m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Jose (SJC) MSY - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$202 - $568

Fly to Santa Rosa, train  •  11h 10m

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

$256 - $922

Bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Fort Worth
  3. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$320 - $414

Train, bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$278 - $782

Drive  •  36h 12m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to San Francisco 2284.2 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to San Francisco is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 36h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to San Francisco is to fly which costs $190 - $650 and takes 7h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Hyatt Regency Houston, Ft Worth, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4h.

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The distance between New Orleans and San Francisco is 1933 miles. The road distance is 2284.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 4h and costs $320 - $420.

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It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from New Orleans to San Francisco, including transfers.

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New Orleans to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7h 11m and costs $190 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $320 - $420 and takes 2 days 4h.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 55m.

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New Orleans 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 Orleans to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1933.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 11m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from New Orleans to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to San Francisco via Houston, Tx, Hyatt Regency Houston, Fort Worth, Ft Worth, Tx, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 days 4h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via Houston, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Rosa via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
46h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
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 New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$200 - $290
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
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Fort Worth
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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San Francisco is 2h behind New Orleans. It is currently 10:00 AM in New Orleans and 8:00 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to San Francisco is 2284 miles. It takes approximately 36h 12m to drive from New Orleans to San Francisco.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 612+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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