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There are 5 ways to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, subway, train or car

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Fly to San Francisco  •  3h 34m

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

$78 - $332

4 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, BART  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Oakland (OAK) SLC - OAK
  2. Take the BART from West Oakland to San Francisco International Airport

$100 - $304

Fly to San Jose  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Jose (SJC) SLC - SJC

$126 - $312

Train, BART  •  19h 9m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City to Richmond California Zephyr
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport Yellow-S

$97 - $134

Drive  •  11h 29m

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 751 miles

$70 - $110

Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by train and subway

The journey time between Salt Lake City and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is around 19h 7m and covers a distance of around 838 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 18h 58m. Operated by Amtrak and BART, the Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) service departs from Salt Lake City and arrives in San Francisco International Airport. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19h 7m
Fastest journey time:
18h 58m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$97
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
23:30
Last service departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train and subway schedules

Salt Lake City → San Francisco Airport (SFO)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs $75 - $340 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City and arriving at San Francisco International Airport via Richmond and MacArthur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 9m.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 606 miles. The road distance is 751 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to train and BART which takes 19h 9m and costs $95 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Salt Lake City station.

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 1m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 1h behind Salt Lake City. It is currently 9:02 AM in Salt Lake City and 8:02 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) train services, operated by BART, arrive at San Francisco International Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 605.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland via Burbank
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Flights from Salt Lake City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from West Oakland to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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 Salt Lake City to Richmond
Ave. Duration
17h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $250

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 751 miles. It takes approximately 11h 29m to drive from Salt Lake City to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 424+ hotels available in San Francisco Airport (SFO). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs $3.

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