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There are 9 ways to get from San Antonio to San Francisco by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly San Antonio to Oakland  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Oakland (OAK) SAT - OAK

$251 - $1,012

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  42h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Anaheim Matamoros-Tijuana Airport
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA FlixBus

$133 - $240

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Fly San Antonio to San Francisco  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to San Francisco (SFO) SAT - SFO

$177 - $1,310

Bus to Austin, fly to San Francisco  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Francisco (SFO) AUS - SFO

$173 - $489

Bus to Austin, fly to Oakland  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Oakland (OAK) AUS - OAK

$187 - $751

Fly San Antonio to San Jose  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to San Jose (SJC) SAT - SJC

$262 - $905

Bus Greyhound USA  •  39h 5m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1419
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

$168 - $429

Train  •  41h 38m

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$254 - $733

Drive  •  28h 7m

  1. Drive from San Antonio to San Francisco 1742.1 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to San Francisco is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 28h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to San Francisco is to fly which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 5m.

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The distance between San Antonio and San Francisco is 1496 miles. The road distance is 1742.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 39h 5m and costs $160 - $430.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from San Antonio to San Francisco, including transfers.

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San Antonio to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio, Tx station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6h 24m and costs $250 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $430 and takes 39h 5m, you could also train, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 41h 38m.

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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San Antonio 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 San Antonio to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1496.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from San Antonio to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Antonio to San Francisco via Los Angeles, Ca in around 39h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $4,500
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Train operators
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 2h behind San Antonio. It is currently 8:21 AM in San Antonio and 6:21 AM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to San Francisco is 1742 miles. It takes approximately 28h 7m to drive from San Antonio to San Francisco.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Book your San Antonio 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 San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 40m and costs $2.

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