There are 12 ways to get from New York 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.

Recommended option

Fly New York JFK to San Francisco  •  8 h 22 min

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

$142 - $450

11 alternative options

Fly Newark to San Francisco  •  8 h 6 min

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

$161 - $520

Fly New York JFK to Oakland  •  8 h 54 min

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

$166 - $572

Fly Newark to Oakland  •  8 h 29 min

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

$285 - $972

Fly New York JFK to San Jose, Caltrain  •  10 h 15 min

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

$156 - $514

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 19 min

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

$251 - $919

Fly Newark to San Jose, Caltrain  •  10 h 16 min

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

$155 - $504

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK

$286 - $871

Bus, train  •  2 days 20 h

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

$385 - $1,008

Train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak California Zephyr

$422 - $1,273

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca 6774

$300 - $761

Drive  •  45 h 19 min

  1. Drive from New York to San Francisco 2924 miles

$280 - $420

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to San Francisco is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 8 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8 h 6 min and costs $160 - $550.

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The distance between New York and San Francisco is 4129 km. The road distance is 4678 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from New York to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from New York, Ny and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Las Vegas, Nv and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from New York to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to San Francisco via Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, and Richmond in around 3 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Oakland via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 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
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 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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