There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Anchorage by plane, car, bus, car ferry or train

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Fly San Francisco to Anchorage  •  8 h 29 min

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

$188 - $410

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Fly Oakland to Anchorage  •  8 h 36 min

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

$202 - $613

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

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Kenai (ENA) SFO - ENA
  2. Drive from Kenai to Anchorage

$331 - $681

Fly Oakland to Kenai, drive  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Kenai (ENA) OAK - ENA
  2. Drive from Kenai to Anchorage

$425 - $1,734

Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 17 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  •  4 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station 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

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Anchorage is to fly which costs $180 - $410 and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Anchorage is to fly which costs $180 - $410 and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Anchorage is 2016 miles. The road distance is 3094.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Anchorage without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 4 days 17 h and costs $750 - $3,300.

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from San Francisco to Anchorage, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Anchorage Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Anchorage is 1 h behind San Francisco. It is currently 8:44 AM in San Francisco and 7:44 AM in Anchorage.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Anchorage is 3094 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 16 h to drive from San Francisco to Anchorage.

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United Airlines, Air Canada, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Anchorage Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Anchorage. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Anchorage.
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  • Distance: 2016.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Anchorage every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Anchorage via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Los Angeles, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Portland, Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Kenai via Seattle, Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Oakland to Kenai via Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Oakland to Kenai via Seattle, Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Kenai via Portland, Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Oakland to Kenai via Seattle, Fairbanks, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
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 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

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 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
3 days 13 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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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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