There are 11 ways to get from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by tram, plane, train, subway, 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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Tram to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$73 - $250

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Bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendale to Millbrae FlixBus

$17 - $32

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Tram to Burbank, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO

$72 - $459

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Francisco (SFO) ONT - SFO

$121 - $519

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$102 - $297

Tram to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Powell St. BART Station
  4. Take the BART from Powell St. BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station

$118 - $449

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
  3. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  5. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Powell St. BART Station
  6. Take the BART from Powell St. BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station

$71 - $300

Bus Megabus, Caltrain  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$39 - $57

Bus Greyhound USA, Caltrain  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$46 - $108

Train, Caltrain  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...

$74 - $192

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 377.8 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Colorado / Garfield and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Glendale and Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 3 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 339 miles. The road distance is 377.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Glendale station.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to bus which takes 9 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train and Caltrain, which costs and takes 12 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Millbrae station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 339.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between Pasadena, CA, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $26 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pasadena to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via Union Station - Metro Gold Line, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 12 h 52 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Powell St. BART Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Glendale to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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