There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Boston 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 Boston  •  7 h 18 min

  1. SFO - BOS

$158 - $464

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Boston  •  7 h 31 min

  1. OAK - BOS

$202 - $617

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Boston  •  8 h 26 min

  1. SJC - BOS

$163 - $569

Fly Oakland to Manchester, bus  •  10 h 18 min

  1. OAK - MHT

$287 - $567

Train, bus  •  3 days 2 h

$411 - $1,033

Train  •  3 days 3 h

  1. California Zephyr
  2. Lake Shore Limited

$424 - $1,295

Bus  •  3 days 5 h

$324 - $841

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. 3127.3 miles

$300 - $450

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and six other airlines fly from San Francisco to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Boston via Richmond, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 3 days 3 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Columbus
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Chicago Midway, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via San Diego, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Phoenix, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Las Vegas, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via San Diego, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $390
Flexible
$460 - $600
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Boston is 4334 km. The road distance is 5004 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 7 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Boston is to fly which takes 7 h 18 min and costs $150 - $470.

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Boston. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Boston, Ma via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 5 h.

It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from San Francisco to Boston, including transfers.