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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Austin by plane, train, bus, night bus 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 from San Francisco  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Austin (AUS) SFO - AUS

$157 - $452

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Fly from Oakland  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Austin (AUS) OAK - AUS

$171 - $715

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Austin (AUS) SJC - AUS

$172 - $570

Bus  •  39 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx 836 / ...

$176 - $456

Night bus, train  •  42 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$209 - $631

Caltrain, bus, train  •  46 h 29 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Tucson
  3. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station

$255 - $573

Caltrain, train  •  47 h 51 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station

$265 - $792

Drive  •  29 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Austin 1766.6 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 29 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which costs $150 - $460 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Austin. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Austin, Tx via Los Angeles, Ca and San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Austin station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Austin Amtrak Station via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 51 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Austin is 1509 miles. The road distance is 1766.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 50 min and costs $170 - $460.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from San Francisco to Austin, including transfers.

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

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San Francisco to Austin train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $460 and takes 39 h 50 min, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $260 - $800 and takes 47 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1508.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Austin via Los Angeles, Ca and San Antonio, Tx in around 39 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $480
Business Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Tucson Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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.

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 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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Tucson
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Book at
GotoBus

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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San Francisco to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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Austin is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 11:24 AM in San Francisco and 1:24 PM in Austin.

San Francisco to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Austin is 1767 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 6 min to drive from San Francisco to Austin.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Austin Airport.

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

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There are 634+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $66 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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