There are 12 ways to get from San Clemente to San Francisco by train, plane, subway, bus, night 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

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$105 - $302

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente station to Anaheim-ARTIC station Orange County Line
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA FlixBus

$23 - $65

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Train to Santa Ana, fly to Oakland, BART  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$114 - $624

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$132 - $487

Train to San Diego, fly to Oakland  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK

$118 - $415

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$88 - $271

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente Pier station to San Bernardino Depot station
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK

$121 - $580

Train, line 9474 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente station to Anaheim-ARTIC station
  2. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$74 - $312

Night bus, bus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

Train  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$98 - $255

Train, bus, night bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from San Clemente station to Santa Ana station
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca

$59 - $134

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from San Clemente to San Francisco 445.6 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Clemente to San Francisco is to train and bus which costs $22 - $65 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Clemente to San Francisco is to train and fly which costs $100 - $310 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Clemente to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico and arriving at San Francisco, CA via San Juan Capistrano Amtrak, Union Station(Alameda & Los Angeles) and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Clemente and San Francisco is 406 miles. The road distance is 445.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Clemente to San Francisco without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 28 min and costs $22 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from San Clemente to San Francisco, including transfers.

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San Clemente to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from San Clemente to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 406.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from San Clemente to San Francisco via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Lake Merritt BART Station in around 14 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Clemente station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Clemente station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Clemente Pier station to San Bernardino Depot station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Clemente station to Anaheim-ARTIC station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Clemente station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from San Clemente Pier Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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