There are 8 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 Pittsburgh to San Francisco  •  7 h 42 min

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

$168 - $862

7 alternative options

Fly Pittsburgh to Oakland  •  9 h 4 min

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

$292 - $1,014

Fly Pittsburgh to San Jose, Caltrain  •  10 h 47 min

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

$242 - $866

Train to Cleveland, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 37 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 to Columbus, fly to Oakland  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Oakland (OAK) CMH - OAK

$246 - $1,020

Bus  •  2 days 14 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 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 7 h 42 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 42 min.

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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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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, including transfers.

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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 Market St:South Van Ness Av via Las Vegas, Nv and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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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 42 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three 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 14 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
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 Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Columbus to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 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
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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 Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
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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