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There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler by plane, bus, shuttle, subway, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Vancouver, bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR) SFO - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler

Cheapest option

Fly Oakland to Bellingham, shuttle, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Bellingham (BLI) OAK - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler

9 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Vancouver, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Vancouver (YVR) OAK - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler

BART to San Jose, fly to Vancouver, bus  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Vancouver (YVR) SJC - YVR
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler

Train to Sacramento, fly to Vancouver, bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Sacramento
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Vancouver (YVR) SMF - YVR
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler

Fly Oakland to Seattle, train, bus  •  11h 47m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Seattle (SEA) OAK - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle to Vancouver
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler

Fly San Francisco to Seattle, train, bus  •  11h 53m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) SFO - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle to Vancouver
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler

Bus, train  •  29h 52m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Sacramento
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to Portland
  3. Take the train from Portland to Seattle
  4. Take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver
  5. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler

Train, bus  •  30h 46m

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Seattle
  2. Take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler

Train, bus, drive  •  32h 16m

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Seattle
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver Border Crossing - Pacific Highway, BC
  3. Drive from Northbound 232 St @ Anderson Creek Dr to Whistler

Drive  •  18h 11m

  1. Drive from San Francisco, CA to Whistler 1648.5 km

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 18h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $350 and takes 7h 36m.

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The distance between San Francisco, CA and Whistler is 1372 km. The road distance is 1648.5 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler without a car is to bus and train which takes 29h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco, CA to Whistler is 1649 km. It takes approximately 18h 11m to drive from San Francisco, CA to Whistler.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler.
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  • Distance: 1372.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Whistler, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco, CA to Whistler. However, you can take the walk to Powell Street, take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Vancouver, take the walk to YVR-Airport Station @ Platform 1, take the subway to Templeton Station @ Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver Airport, then take the bus to Whistler. Alternatively, you can take the walk to Powell Street, take the BART to Coliseum, take the BART to Oakland International Airport Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to Vancouver, take the walk to YVR-Airport Station @ Platform 1, take the subway to Templeton Station @ Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver Airport, then take the bus to Whistler.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$371
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$250 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $110
Train from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
22h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Premium
$400 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Seat
$250 - $360
Bus operators
WHISTLER SNOWBUS
Phone
+1.833.SNOWBUS (766.9287)
Email
ride@whistlersnowbus.com
Website
whistlersnowbus.com
Bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
snowbus.com
Book at
snowbus.com
Vancouver 1 way
$31
Richmond 1 way
$40
YVR Airport
$45
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
snowbus.com
Book at
snowbus.com
Vancouver 1 way
$31
Richmond 1 way
$40
YVR Airport
$45
Quick Shuttle
Phone
1.800.665.2122
Email
rez@quickcoach.com
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
BC Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
1.833.276.5841
Website
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler Village, BC
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$0 - $35
Book at
bcconnector.ca
Adult (13+) YVR
$32
Adult (13+) City Centre
$21
Child (6-12) YVR
$15
Child (6-12) City Centre
$11
Child (Under 6)
$0
YVR Skylynx
Phone
+1 604-326-1616
Email
info@YVRSkylynx.com
Website
yvrskylynx.com
Bus from Pacific Central Station to Whistler
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Website
YVR Skylynx
Child
$10
Adult
$20
Airports - Child
$20
Airports - Adult
$39
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 to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Sacramento to Portland
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver Border Crossing - Pacific Highway, BC
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Amtrak

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