There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Anchorage by plane, car, bus, car ferry or train

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 San Francisco to Anchorage  •  6 h 48 min

  1. SFO - ANC

$188 - $410

5 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Anchorage  •  8 h 44 min

  1. OAK - ANC

$202 - $613

Fly San Francisco to Kenai, drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. SFO - ENA

$331 - $681

Bus, car ferry  •  5 days 16 h

$765 - $3,214

Train, car ferry  •  5 days 19 h

$732 - $3,314

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. 3094.4 miles

$300 - $440

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Anchorage hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Los Angeles, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
13 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13 h 58 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
13 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Anchorage is 3226 km. The road distance is 4951 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from San Francisco to Anchorage, including transfers.