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Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to San Francisco  •  8 h 4 min

  1. PHL - SFO

$174 - $717

12 alternative options

Fly Philadelphia to Oakland  •  9 h 40 min

  1. PHL - OAK

$218 - $669

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland  •  8 h 57 min

  1. BWI - OAK

$253 - $780

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco  •  8 h 58 min

  1. BWI - SFO

$269 - $698

Train to Newark, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 2 min

  1. EWR - SFO

$182 - $572

Train to Newark, fly to Oakland  •  9 h 10 min

  1. EWR - OAK

$306 - $1,024

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 53 min

  1. DCA - SFO

$264 - $812

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 21 min

  1. IAD - SFO

$280 - $759

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. 1675
  2. 6774

$286 - $728

Bus via Los Angls Amtrak, Ca  •  3 days 1 h

  1. 1683
  2. via Oakland / ...

$286 - $693

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  3 days 2 h

$487 - $1,461

Train  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Cardinal
  2. California Zephyr

$433 - $1,305

Drive  •  44 h 41 min

  1. 2893.7 miles

$280 - $410

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Las Vegas, Nv, Oakland, Ca, and 19th St. Oakland in around 2 days 21 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Columbus
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $380
Flexible
$440 - $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
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $420
Flexible
$490 - $650
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and San Francisco is 4051 km. The road distance is 4630 km.

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to San Francisco is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 9 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8 h 4 min and costs $170 - $750.

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Main & 6th and Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Philadelphia to San Francisco, including transfers.