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

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Fly Portland to San Francisco  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) PDX - SFO

$68 - $222

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Fly Portland to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$82 - $314

Fly Portland to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 27 min

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

$74 - $276

Train to Eugene, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
  2. Fly from Eugene (EUG) to San Francisco (SFO) EUG - SFO

$204 - $471

Bus  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca 1431
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...

$76 - $183

Train  •  18 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$105 - $291

Drive  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Portland to San Francisco 640.6 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to San Francisco is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to San Francisco is to fly which costs $65 - $230 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Market St:South Van Ness Av via Sacramento, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 54 min.

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The distance between Portland and San Francisco is 539 miles. The road distance is 640.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 54 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Portland to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Portland to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.

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The best way to get from Portland to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $65 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 15 h 54 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $300 and takes 18 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Portland to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 538.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Portland to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to San Francisco via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Portland Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $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 Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to San Francisco is 641 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to drive from Portland to San Francisco.

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Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 628+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs $3.

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