There are 10 ways to get from San Antonio to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Antonio to Oakland  •  5 h 57 min

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

$251 - $1,012

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  40 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$150 - $245

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Fly San Antonio to San Francisco  •  6 h 5 min

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

$177 - $1,310

Fly San Antonio to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 38 min

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

$152 - $615

Bus to Austin, fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 51 min

  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  •  8 h 6 min

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

$187 - $751

Train, bus  •  37 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burbank to San Francisco FlixBus

$200 - $560

Bus Greyhound USA  •  38 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA

$170 - $426

Train  •  41 h 38 min

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

$254 - $733

Drive  •  28 h 7 min

  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 28 h 7 min.

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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 5 h 57 min.

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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 and San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 27 min.

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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 train and bus which takes 37 h 24 min and costs $200 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min 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 5 h 57 min and costs $250 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $430 and takes 38 h 27 min, you could also train, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 41 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 35 min.

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San Antonio to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, 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: 5 h 57 min

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, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose, CA in around 38 h 27 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from San Antonio to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Antonio to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Antonio to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
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 Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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San Francisco is 2 h behind San Antonio. It is currently 4:32 PM in San Antonio and 2:32 PM in San Francisco.

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

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

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There are 628+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $116 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 38 min and costs $2.

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