Travel from Philadelphia to San-Francisco

Train, bus or fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

United Airlines, American Airlines and 4 other airlines fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Barstow, CA and Bakersfield, CA in around 2 days 21 h.

Book transport from Philadelphia to San Francisco

Travel Guides

Want to know more about US trains?Rome2rio has everything you need to know about travelling with Amtrak
Need to know: GreyhoundRome2rio’s guide on the bus operator has all the information you need

How to get from Philadelphia to San Francisco

From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 8 h 17 min $255. From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco. 10 h 1 min $239. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station, bus to Baltimore airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco. 8 h 52 min $425. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station, bus to Baltimore airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 9 h 8 min $411. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Newark airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 9 h 2 min $257. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to UNION STATION station, subway to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, subway to Reagan Washington airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 10 h 2 min $451. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to UNION STATION station, subway to FARRAGUT WEST station, subway to Wiehle-Reston East Station, bus to Washington Dulles airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 10 h 45 min $456. From Philadelphia, PA bus to Barstow, CA, bus to Bakersfield, CA, then bus to San Francisco, CA. 2 days 21 h $302. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Washington Union Station Amtrak, train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Richmond, then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza. 3 days 2 h $1,074. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Richmond, then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza. 3 days 8 h $944. From Philadelphia drive to San Francisco. 44 h 41 min $346.
Close Print Itinerary
  1. Here are 11 options to get from
    Philadelphia to San Francisco:

    1. Trip:
      1 Fly Philadelphia to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $174 - $717
      • Duration: 8 h 17 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        1 Fly Philadelphia to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $174 - $717
        • Duration: 8 h 17 min
        Close x
    2. Trip:
      2 Fly Philadelphia to Oakland
      • One-Way approx: USD $218 - $669
      • Duration: 10 h 1 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        2 Fly Philadelphia to Oakland
        • One-Way approx: USD $218 - $669
        • Duration: 10 h 1 min
        Close x
    3. Trip:
      3 Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland
      • One-Way approx: USD $253 - $783
      • Duration: 8 h 52 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        3 Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland
        • One-Way approx: USD $253 - $783
        • Duration: 8 h 52 min
        Close x
    4. Trip:
      4 Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $269 - $701
      • Duration: 9 h 8 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        4 Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $269 - $701
        • Duration: 9 h 8 min
        Close x
    5. Trip:
      5 Train to Newark, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $182 - $572
      • Duration: 9 h 2 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        5 Train to Newark, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $182 - $572
        • Duration: 9 h 2 min
        Close x
    6. Trip:
      6 Train to Reagan Washington, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $264 - $812
      • Duration: 10 h 2 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        6 Train to Reagan Washington, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $264 - $812
        • Duration: 10 h 2 min
        Close x
    7. Trip:
      7 Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $278 - $757
      • Duration: 10 h 45 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        7 Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $278 - $757
        • Duration: 10 h 45 min
        Close x
    8. Trip:
      8 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $196 - $710
      • Duration: 2 days 21 h
      Open +
      • Trip:
        8 Bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $196 - $710
        • Duration: 2 days 21 h
        Close x
    9. Trip:
      9 Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak
      • One-Way approx: USD $487 - $1,461
      • Duration: 3 days 2 h
      Open +
      • Trip:
        9 Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak
        • One-Way approx: USD $487 - $1,461
        • Duration: 3 days 2 h
        Close x
    10. Trip:
      10 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $433 - $1,305
      • Duration: 3 days 8 h
      Open +
      • Trip:
        10 Train
        • One-Way approx: USD $433 - $1,305
        • Duration: 3 days 8 h
        Close x
    11. Trip:
      11 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $280 - $410
      • Duration: 44 h 41 min
      Open +
      • Trip:
        11 Drive
        • One-Way approx: USD $280 - $410
        • Duration: 44 h 41 min
        Close x