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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Albia by plane, 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.

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Fly San Francisco to Des Moines, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Des Moines (DSM) SFO - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Oskaloosa, IA

$337 - $437

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Omaha, bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Omaha (OMA) SFO - OMA
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Oskaloosa, IA

$248 - $630

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Fly Oakland to Des Moines, bus  •  9h 36m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Des Moines (DSM) OAK - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Oskaloosa, IA

$271 - $980

Fly San Francisco to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SFO - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
  3. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$307 - $1,010

Bus  •  43h 57m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Reno
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Oskaloosa, IA

$259 - $487

Train  •  47h 51m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$334 - $895

Drive  •  28h 36m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Albia 1875 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Albia is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 28h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Albia is to fly and bus which costs $330 - $440 and takes 9h 31m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Albia is 1598 miles. The road distance is 1875 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Albia without a car is to bus which takes 43h 57m and costs $250 - $490.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m to get from San Francisco to Albia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Albia is to bus which takes 43h 57m and costs $250 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $330 - $900 and takes 47h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 12m and has one stopover.

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Albia is 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 8:05 AM in San Francisco and 10:05 AM in Albia.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Albia is 1875 miles. It takes approximately 28h 36m to drive from San Francisco to Albia.

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Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Albia.
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  • Distance: 1598.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 31m

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Albia via Reno, Reno, Nv, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, and Oskaloosa, IA in around 43h 57m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Albia once daily. Tickets cost $260 - $800 and the journey takes 45h 38m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$460 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$950 - $1,400
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Oskaloosa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Oskaloosa, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Oskaloosa, IA
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Reno, Nv to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260

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There are one+ hotels available in Albia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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