There are 6 ways to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco by plane, train, 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 to San Francisco  •  7 h 39 min

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

$168 - $862

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  9 h 9 min

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

$212 - $764

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Jose (SJC) PIT - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$222 - $916

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

$259 - $659

Train  •  2 days 15 h

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

$368 - $1,106

Drive  •  39 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to San Francisco 2592.7 miles

$250 - $370

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 19th St. Oakland in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
47 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Pittsburgh to San Francisco?

The distance between Pittsburgh and San Francisco is 3637 km. The road distance is 4148 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 7 h 39 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco is to fly which takes 7 h 39 min and costs $160 - $900.

How long does it take to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, including transfers.