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There are 8 ways to get from Portland to San Francisco by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Portland to San Francisco  •  3h 57m

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

$68 - $222

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Fly Portland to Oakland, BART  •  3h 59m

  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, BART  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$114 - $316

Train to Eugene, fly to San Francisco  •  6h 1m

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

$204 - $471

Fly Portland to Santa Rosa, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Santa Rosa (STS) PDX - STS
  2. Take the train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael

$148 - $492

Bus  •  15h 35m

  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  •  18h 44m

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

$105 - $291

Drive  •  10h 50m

  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 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to San Francisco is to fly which costs $65 - $230 and takes 3h 57m.

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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 15h 35m.

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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 15h 35m and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m 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 3h 57m and costs $65 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 15h 35m, you could also train, which costs $100 - $300 and takes 18h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Portland to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, 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: 3h 57m

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

Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Portland to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to San Francisco via Sacramento, Ca in around 15h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Portland to Santa Rosa via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Portland to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
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 Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
18h 10m
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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
12h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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

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

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Book your Portland to San Francisco bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 615+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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

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