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There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) by plane, train, bus, ferry, subway or car

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Fly San Francisco to Boston  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS) SFO - BOS

$138 - $347

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Fly San Francisco to Hartford, bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Hartford (BDL) SFO - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Hartford to Boston

$133 - $294

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Fly San Francisco to Providence, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Providence (PVD) SFO - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

$187 - $695

Fly San Francisco to Provincetown, ferry  •  11h 38m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Provincetown (PVC) SFO - PVC
  2. Take the ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston

$443 - $1,191

Fly San Francisco to New York JFK, train  •  10h 21m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to New York JFK (JFK) SFO - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston

$149 - $361

Fly San Francisco to Newark, train  •  10h 26m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Newark (EWR) SFO - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston

$148 - $513

Fly San Jose to Boston  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Boston (BOS) SJC - BOS

$165 - $542

BART, train  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to MacArthur
  2. Take the train from Emeryville to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston

$319 - $461

Bus  •  3 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Union Sta
  2. Take the bus from El Monte to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$336 - $504

Drive  •  2 days 1h

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) 3135.9 miles

$300 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) is to fly which costs $130 - $350 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) is to fly which costs $130 - $350 and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station). However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level and arriving at Boston, MA via San Francisco, Union Station, El Monte and New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 12h.

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It is 2711 miles from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station). It is approximately 3135.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to BART and train which takes 3 days 4h and costs $310 - $470.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station), including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) is to fly which takes 6h 6m and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $330 - $550 and takes 3 days 12h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 27m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station).
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  • Distance: 2710.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Back Bay (Station), MA, USA?

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and six other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) via Mission St & 1st St, San Francisco, Los Angeles Union Sta, Union Station, El Monte Station E, El Monte, New York, New York, NY, and Boston, MA in around 3 days 12h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Newark, Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Raleigh/Durham, Boston
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $380
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $380
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $380
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Hartford via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Francisco to Providence via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Emeryville to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
21h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to MacArthur
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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 Hartford to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Union Sta
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from El Monte to New York
Ave. Duration
2 days 18h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Ferry operators
Boston Harbor Cruises
Phone
+1-877-733-9425
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$64
Senior
$60
Child
$41

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Back Bay (Station) is 3h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 2:02 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 5:02 AM in Back Bay (Station).

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station) is 3136 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1h to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Back Bay (Station).

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 379+ hotels available in Back Bay (Station). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs $24 - $30.

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