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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  2 h 16 min

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

$110 - $480

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Bus  •  29 h 22 min

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

$107 - $276

3 alternative options

Fly from San Jose  •  5 h 4 min

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

$155 - $595

Train  •  30 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Cascades

$164 - $450

Drive  •  16 h 40 min

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

$120 - $190

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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 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) is to fly which costs $110 - $480 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Vancouver Airport (YVR) is 806 miles. The road distance is 964.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 22 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) is to fly which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $110 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 29 h 22 min, you could also train, which costs $160 - $450 and takes 30 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 16 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR) is 965 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 40 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR).

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Delta, WestJet, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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There are 577+ hotels available in Vancouver Airport (YVR). Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Vancouver Airport (YVR).
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  • Distance: 805.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

WestJet, United Airlines 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 Mission St & 1st St, San Francisco, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, Main Street-Science World Station Platform 1, Granville Station Platform 1, and Vancouver City Centre Station Platform 1 in around 29 h 22 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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 Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Train operators
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 17 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 to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
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

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 San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

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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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