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There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Alabama by plane, shuttle, bus, night 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 Oakland to Birmingham  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Birmingham (BHM) OAK - BHM

$292 - $1,113

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Atlanta, shuttle  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL) SFO - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn

$157 - $726

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Fly San Francisco to Birmingham  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Birmingham (BHM) SFO - BHM

$228 - $860

Fly Oakland to Atlanta, shuttle  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Atlanta (ATL) OAK - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn

$231 - $879

Fly San Francisco to New Orleans, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to New Orleans (MSY) SFO - MSY
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans to Mobile, AL

$212 - $651

Fly Oakland to New Orleans, bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to New Orleans (MSY) OAK - MSY
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans to Mobile, AL

$216 - $604

Fly Oakland to Nashville, bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Nashville (BNA) OAK - BNA
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Huntsville, Al

$220 - $608

Fly San Francisco to Nashville, bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Nashville (BNA) SFO - BNA
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Huntsville, Al

$206 - $465

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al

$237 - $611

Night bus, train  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility

$314 - $941

Drive  •  36 h 45 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Birmingham 2341 miles

$220 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Alabama is to drive which costs $220 - $340 and takes 36 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Alabama is to fly and shuttle which costs $150 - $750 and takes 8 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Alabama. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Alabama is 2025 miles. The road distance is 2341 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Alabama without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 5 h and costs $230 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from San Francisco to Alabama, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Alabama is to fly which takes 8 h 33 min and costs $290 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $650 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Oakland Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 2025.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Alabama, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from San Francisco to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Birmingham via Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Phoenix, Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Albuquerque, Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Atlanta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
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 Los Angeles Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
groometransportation.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Huntsville, Al
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Alabama is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 2:01 AM in San Francisco and 4:01 AM in Alabama.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Alabama is 2341 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 45 min to drive from San Francisco to Alabama.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Alabama bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Alabama. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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