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

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Fly from San Francisco  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Calgary (YYC) SFO - YYC

$195 - $616

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BART to San Jose, fly  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Calgary (YYC) SJC - YYC

$133 - $676

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Fly from Oakland  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Calgary (YYC) OAK - YYC

$294 - $875

Bus to Santa Rosa, fly  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Rafael Transit Center to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Calgary (YYC) STS - YYC

$318 - $871

Bus  •  40h 15m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall

$272 - $370

Train, bus  •  42h 36m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall

$293 - $420

Train, bus, drive  •  44h 51m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Shelby Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Shelby Transit Center to Port of Sweet Grass
  4. Drive from Port of Sweet Grass to Lethbridge - University of Lethbridge
  5. Take the bus from Lethbridge - University of Lethbridge to Calgary Downtown Office

$280 - $408

Drive  •  25h 2m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Calgary 2123.8 km

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Calgary is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 25h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Calgary is to fly which costs $140 - $470 and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Calgary. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall via Sacramento, Ca and Vancouver, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 15m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Calgary is 1615 km. The road distance is 2123.8 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Calgary without a car is to bus which takes 40h 15m and costs $200 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from San Francisco to Calgary, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Calgary is to fly which takes 5h 56m and costs $140 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $280 and takes 40h 15m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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San Francisco to Calgary bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Calgary.
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  • Distance: 1615.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Calgary, AB, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Calgary hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Calgary via Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, and Vancouver, BC in around 40h 15m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Rosa to Calgary via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Santa Rosa to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Calgary via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Vancouver, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Santa Rosa to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Calgary via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Santa Rosa to Calgary via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
22h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$410 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Business Seat
$260 - $370
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Train from Portland Union Station to Shelby Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$390 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Business Seat
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com
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, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $170
Flexible
$180 - $270
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Northern Transit Interlocal
Red Arrow
Phone
1-800-232-1958
Email
info@redarrow.ca
Website
redarrow.ca
Bus from Lethbridge - University of Lethbridge to Calgary Downtown Office
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
redarrow.ca

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Calgary is 1h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:53 PM in San Francisco and 1:53 PM in Calgary.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Calgary is 2124 km. It takes approximately 25h 2m to drive from San Francisco to Calgary.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Calgary. Prices start at $125 CAD 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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