There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) by plane, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Vancouver  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR) SFO - YVR

$110 - $480

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc 1420 / ...

$109 - $278

6 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Bellingham  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bellingham (BLI) SFO - BLI

$144 - $571

Fly San Jose to Vancouver  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Vancouver (YVR) SJC - YVR

$155 - $595

Fly San Francisco to Seattle  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) SFO - SEA

$138 - $301

BART, BART to Oakland, fly to Bellingham  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St.
  2. Take the BART from Montgomery St. to Coliseum
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Bellingham (BLI) OAK - BLI

$139 - $650

BART, train  •  29 h 32 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to MacArthur
  2. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak

$163 - $445

Drive  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) 964.6 miles

$120 - $190

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Vancouver Airport (YVR), Canada?

United Airlines, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) via 19th St. Oakland, Oakland, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, Sb Main St Ns Terminal Ave, Marine Drive Stn Bay 1, and Marine Drive Station in around 27 h 41 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Bellingham via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Bellingham via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Bellingham via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Montgomery St.
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Montgomery St. to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to MacArthur
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

Want to know more about travelling around Canada

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR)?

The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Vancouver Airport (YVR) is 1289 km. The road distance is 1543 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR)?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) is to fly which costs $110 - $480 and takes 2 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR)?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) is to fly which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $110 - $480.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR)?

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR), including transfers and time at the airport.