There are 6 ways to get from Salt Lake City 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 Oakland  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Oakland (OAK) SLC - OAK

$90 - $393

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv 1347
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...

$79 - $193

4 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Francisco (SFO) SLC - SFO

$88 - $235

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Jose (SJC) SLC - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$83 - $210

Train  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak California Zephyr

$114 - $316

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to San Francisco 740.5 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco is to fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $90 - $400.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and San Francisco is 964 km. The road distance is 1185 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City, Ut and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to San Francisco via Reno, Nv in around 15 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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