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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Austin by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  5h 36m

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

$74 - $304

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Fly from Oakland  •  5h 43m

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

$92 - $215

BART to San Jose, fly  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Austin (AUS) SJC - AUS

$96 - $286

Bus  •  35h 59m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Modesto
  2. Take the bus from Modesto to San Ysidro
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to San Antonio
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio to Austin

BART, bus, train  •  42h 59m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles to Austin

$181 - $268

Bus via Fort Worth  •  45h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Ft Worth
  3. Take the bus from Fort Worth to Austin

$286 - $353

Caltrain, train  •  47h 38m

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

$205 - $292

Drive  •  28h 7m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Austin 1808.9 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Austin. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Austin via Modesto, San Ysidro, CA and San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Austin. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Austin via San Jose and Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 38m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Austin is 1509 miles. The road distance is 1808.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 35h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 36m 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 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 5h 36m and costs $70 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35h 59m, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $200 - $300 and takes 47h 38m.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1508.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Austin via Modesto, San Ysidro, San Ysidro, CA, San Antonio, and San Antonio in around 35h 59m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Oakland to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from San Jose to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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 to Austin
Ave. Duration
33h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Premium
$400 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Seat
$310 - $450
Train from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 to Modesto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles to Ft Worth
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $190
Flexible
$200 - $290
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
800 890 6821
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Hoang Express
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
gotobus.com
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Fort Worth to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 27m.

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San Francisco to Austin bus services, operated by Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V., arrive at Austin station.

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Austin is 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 5:28 PM in San Francisco and 7:28 PM in Austin.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Austin is 1809 miles. It takes approximately 28h 7m to drive from San Francisco to Austin.

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JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 983+ hotels available in Austin. 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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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