There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Alaska by plane, bus, car ferry, 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 Sitka  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Sitka (SIT) OAK - SIT

$322 - $1,413

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Anchorage  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Anchorage (ANC) SFO - ANC

$188 - $410

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Juneau  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Juneau (JNU) OAK - JNU

$242 - $493

Fly Oakland to Anchorage  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Anchorage (ANC) OAK - ANC

$202 - $613

Fly Oakland to Fairbanks  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Fairbanks (FAI) OAK - FAI

$242 - $493

Fly San Francisco to Fairbanks  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fairbanks (FAI) SFO - FAI

$248 - $1,010

Bus, car ferry  •  5 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum

$765 - $3,214

Train, car ferry  •  5 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage

$732 - $3,314

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Anchorage 3094.4 miles

$300 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Alaska is to fly which costs $180 - $410 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Alaska is to fly which costs $180 - $410 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Alaska is 2166 miles. The road distance is 3094.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from San Francisco to Alaska, including transfers.

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from San Francisco to Sitka hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Oakland to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Sitka via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Sitka via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Juneau via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Juneau via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Los Angeles, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via San Diego, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Juneau via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Fairbanks via Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Sitka via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Oakland to Sitka via Los Angeles, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Oakland to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
4 days 12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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