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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly San Francisco to Vancouver, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR) SFO - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Creekside, BC

$154 - $381

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Fly Oakland to Vancouver, bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Vancouver (YVR) OAK - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Creekside, BC

$304 - $870

Fly Oakland to Bellingham, shuttle, bus  •  9h 23m

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

$264 - $1,550

Fly San Jose to Vancouver, bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Vancouver (YVR) SJC - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Creekside, BC

$211 - $622

Train to Sacramento, fly to Vancouver, bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Vancouver (YVR) SMF - YVR
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Creekside, BC

$208 - $509

Bus  •  29h 6m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Creekside, BC

$172 - $266

Train, bus  •  31h 35m

  1. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Downtown Waterfront STN. to Whistler

$215 - $287

Drive  •  18h 17m

  1. Drive from San Francisco, CA to Whistler 1654.1 km

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $290 and takes 8h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $290 and takes 8h 4m.

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The distance between San Francisco, CA and Whistler is 1372 km. The road distance is 1654.1 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler without a car is to bus which takes 29h 6m and costs $120 - $200.

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It takes approximately 8h 4m 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 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco, CA to Whistler is 1654 km. It takes approximately 18h 17m to drive from San Francisco, CA to Whistler.

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

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There are 237+ hotels available in Whistler. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco, CA to Whistler.
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  • Distance: 1371.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 4m

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco, CA to Whistler via Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, Main Street-Science World Station Platform 1, Burrard Station Platform 1, Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station, Whistler Creekside, BC, and Eastbound Lake Placid at Sarajevo in around 29h 6m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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 Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
21h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$420 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Seat
$270 - $380
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
BC Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
1.833.276.5841
Website
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Creekside, BC
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $27
Book at
bcconnector.ca
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $180
Flexible
$190 - $270
WHISTLER SNOWBUS
Phone
+1.833.SNOWBUS (766.9287)
Email
ride@whistlersnowbus.com
Website
whistlersnowbus.com
Bus from Downtown Waterfront STN. to Whistler
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
snowbus.com
Book at
snowbus.com

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