There are 6 ways to get from Portland to San Francisco by plane, subway, 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  •  3 h 51 min

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

$68 - $222

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$82 - $314

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 26 min

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

$72 - $276

Bus  •  15 h 4 min

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

$74 - $180

Train  •  18 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak 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 takes 3 h 51 min and costs $65 - $230.

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The distance between Portland and San Francisco is 862 km. The road distance is 1025 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Portland to San Francisco, including transfers.

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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 San Francisco, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 4 min.

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

United Airlines, Southwest 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 in around 15 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to San Jose via Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 Portland Union Station Amtrak 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
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 San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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