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How to get fromNew York to San Franciscoby plane, train, bus or car

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There are 8 ways to get from New York to San Francisco by plane, train, bus, or car

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  1. Fly Newark to San Francisco8h 1m

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

    $131–586

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  1. Fly Newark to Oakland8h 26m

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

    $113–587

6 alternative options

  1. Fly New York JFK to San Francisco8h 14m

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

    $126–432

  2. Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco9h 19m

    1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Stationtrain
    2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO)planePHL - SFO

    $136–707

  3. Fly Newark to Sacramento, train11h 15m

    1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Sacramento (SMF)planeEWR - SMF
    2. Take the train from Sacramento to Richmondtrain

    $140–560

  4. Bus3d 1h

    1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to St Louis Bus Stationbus
    2. Take the bus from St Louis Bus Station to Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminalbus
    3. Take the bus from Las Vegas Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfieldbus
    4. Take the bus from Bakersfield Train Station to San Francisco Bus Stationbus

  5. Train3d 1h

    1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Stationtrain
    2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmondtrain

    $281–940

  6. Drive45h 27m

    1. Drive from New York to San Franciscocar2,905.6 mi

    $531–766

Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) flights

Calendar104Weekly Planes
Duration6h 41mAverage Duration
Ticket$132Cheapest Price
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  • Distance: 2,588.5 mi
  • Duration: 8h 1m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Delta fly from Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to San Francisco Bus Station via St Louis Bus Station, Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminal, Las Vegas Amtrak Bus Stop, Bakersfield, and Bakersfield Train Station in around 3d 1h.

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