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

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Fly San Francisco to Covington  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Covington (CVG) SFO - CVG

$118 - $660

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Fly Oakland to Covington  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Covington (CVG) OAK - CVG

$212 - $1,113

Fly Oakland to Indianapolis, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Indianapolis (IND) OAK - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$234 - $585

Fly Oakland to Columbus, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Columbus (CMH) OAK - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to University of Cincinnati, OH

$237 - $994

Fly San Francisco to Indianapolis, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Indianapolis (IND) SFO - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$180 - $682

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$259 - $649

Train, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati

$324 - $948

Drive  •  36 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Cincinnati 2392.8 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Cincinnati is to fly which costs $110 - $700 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Cincinnati is to fly which costs $110 - $700 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Transbay Temp Terminal and arriving at Cincinnati, Oh via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Cincinnati is 2050 miles. The road distance is 2392.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Cincinnati without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 11 h and costs $250 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from San Francisco to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Cincinnati is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $110 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $650 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 20 min.

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San Francisco to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cincinnati, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 2050.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Cincinnati, OH, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Cincinnati hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Cincinnati via Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, and Dayton Trotwood, Oh in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Kansas City, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Burbank, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Covington via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Train operators
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 Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
41 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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Cincinnati is 3 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 11:12 PM in San Francisco and 2:12 AM in Cincinnati.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Cincinnati is 2393 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 44 min to drive from San Francisco to Cincinnati.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Covington Airport.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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