There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Austin by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Austin  •  5 h 43 min

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

$157 - $452

9 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Austin  •  5 h 51 min

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

$171 - $715

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Austin  •  6 h 40 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 - $567

Fly Oakland to San Antonio, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Antonio (SAT) OAK - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$246 - $998

Fly San Francisco to San Antonio, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Antonio (SAT) SFO - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$192 - $1,345

Bus  •  38 h 45 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

Caltrain, bus  •  41 h 54 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx 836

$162 - $314

Bus, train  •  43 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA to Burbank via Oakland
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$227 - $660

Caltrain, train  •  47 h 18 min

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

$264 - $791

Drive  •  29 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Austin 1766.6 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

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 takes 5 h 43 min and costs $150 - $460.

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The distance between San Francisco and Austin is 2414 km. The road distance is 2827 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from San Francisco to Austin, including transfers.

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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 38 h 45 min.

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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 Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 18 min.

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines 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 38 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $3,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $3,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Austin via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Oakland to San Antonio via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $4,500
Flights from San Francisco to San Antonio via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $4,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Austin Amtrak
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 San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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