There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach by plane, bus, tram, subway, train, 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.

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Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX

$73 - $243

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Night bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the night bus from Millbrae to Usc FlixBus

$17 - $32

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Fly San Francisco to Long Beach  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB

$55 - $235

Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, line 9474 bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA
  2. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca

$101 - $294

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, tram  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to 1st Street Station

$77 - $456

BART, BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Montgomery St. BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Montgomery St. BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB

$63 - $292

Fly San Jose to Long Beach  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB

$92 - $297

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$52 - $132

Caltrain, train  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$77 - $193

Caltrain, night bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6743 / ...

$53 - $122

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach 400.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach is to night bus which costs $17 - $35 and takes 10 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach is to fly which costs $55 - $240 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Long Beach, Ca via San Francisco, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Long Beach is 357 miles. The road distance is 400.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $70 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 10 h 55 min, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 14 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach.
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  • Distance: 357.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Long Beach, CA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Montgomery St. BART Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Montgomery St. BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
21 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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 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 San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 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
Night bus from Millbrae to Usc
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach is 401 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Long Beach.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 390+ hotels available in Long Beach. Prices start at $79 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 $45.

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