There are 7 ways to get from Palm Springs to San Francisco by plane, bus, train, night 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  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to San Francisco (SFO) PSP - SFO

$119 - $412

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Oakland / ...

$15 - $86

5 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train via Bakersfield Amtrak  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5402
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak San Joaquins

$57 - $141

Bus, train  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak San Joaquins

$59 - $146

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$93 - $241

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6862 / ...

$71 - $146

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to San Francisco 488.1 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to San Francisco is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to San Francisco is to fly which costs $110 - $420 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and San Francisco is 430 miles. The road distance is 488.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Palm Springs to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from N Palm Cyn at Chino and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Indio, 6th / Wall and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines fly from Palm Springs to San Francisco 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palm Springs to San Francisco via Fullerton, CA, Fullerton Transportation Center, Anaheim Amtrak, and Anaheim in around 12 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Indio to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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