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There are 7 ways to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Pittsburgh to San Francisco  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Francisco (SFO) PIT - SFO

$169 - $862

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Fly Pittsburgh to Oakland  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Oakland (OAK) PIT - OAK

$263 - $1,014

Fly Pittsburgh to San Jose  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Jose (SJC) PIT - SJC

$284 - $907

Train to Cleveland, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to San Francisco (SFO) CLE - SFO

$195 - $743

Bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca 6774

$260 - $658

Train  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station California Zephyr

$368 - $1,106

Drive  •  39 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to San Francisco 2592.7 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Salesforce Transit Center via Las Vegas, Nv and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and San Francisco is 2273 miles. The road distance is 2592.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 13 h and costs $260 - $700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7 h 53 min and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $700 and takes 2 days 13 h, you could also train, which costs $360 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 15 h.

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 39 min.

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Pittsburgh to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2273.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas, Nv, Oakland, Ca, and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice 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
Bus operators
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
47 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Pittsburgh. It is currently 10:44 PM in Pittsburgh and 7:44 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to San Francisco is 2593 miles. It takes approximately 39 h 49 min to drive from Pittsburgh to San Francisco.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 612+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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