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

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Fly from San Francisco  •  5h 37m

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

$64 - $308

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Fly from Oakland  •  5h 41m

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

$131 - $495

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  6h 41m

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

$97 - $380

Caltrain, bus  •  36h 40m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana Airport to San Antonio
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio to Austin

$178 - $277

Bus  •  39h 50m

  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 / ...

$189 - $273

Night bus, train  •  42h 1m

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

$159 - $231

Caltrain, train  •  47h 51m

  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

$205 - $292

Drive  •  28h 30m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Austin 1766.7 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which costs $60 - $310 and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which costs $60 - $310 and takes 5h 37m.

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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 39h 50m.

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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 47h 51m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Austin is 1509 miles. The road distance is 1766.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Austin without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 36h 40m and costs $170 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m 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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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and four 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 39h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Oakland to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from San Jose to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
33h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Premium
$400 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Seat
$310 - $450
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
GotoBus
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana Airport to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
18h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
TL Premium
Phone
449 106 7033 / 449 146 8888
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Antonio to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$11 - $17
Ejecutivo
$11 - $12
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$190 - $280
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Downtown Burbank
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Austin is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs $60 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $280 and takes 39h 50m, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $200 - $300 and takes 47h 51m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 24m.

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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 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:09 PM in San Francisco and 9:09 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 28h 30m to drive from San Francisco to Austin.

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Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and three other 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 766+ 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 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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