There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to Klamath Falls Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Klamath Falls Amtrak to The Community House Klamath Shuttle / ...

$83 - $219

3 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park 417.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Redmond, bus, taxi  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Redmond (RDM) SFO - RDM
  2. Take the bus from Redmond Airport to Chemult Amtrak Station
  3. Take a taxi from Chemult Amtrak Station to Crater Lake National Park

$292 - $548

Fly to Medford, bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Medford (MFR) SFO - MFR
  2. Take the bus from Medford Airport to Running Y Ranch
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Running Y Ranch to Crater Lake, OR

$178 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park is to fly and bus and taxi which costs $290 - $550 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Crater Lake National Park is 357 miles. The road distance is 417.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 12 min and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 14 h 12 min to get from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Redmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park is 418 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park.

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Delta, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Redmond Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park.
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  • Distance: 357.3 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 12 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Crater Lake National Park, OR, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park. However, you can take the BART to MacArthur BART Station, take the bus to Hollis at 59th, take the walk to Emeryville Amtrak, take the train to Klamath Falls Amtrak, take the bus to The Community House, then take the walk to Crater Lake National Park. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Medford
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redmond via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Redmond via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redmond via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to Klamath Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Klamath Shuttle
Website
klamathshuttle.com
Bus from Klamath Falls Amtrak to The Community House
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
klamathshuttle.com
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Klamath Falls, OR to Crater Lake, OR
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Running Y Ranch to Crater Lake, OR
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
amtrak.com
High Desert Point
Phone
+1 541-382-4193
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Redmond Airport to Chemult Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Oregon Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Medford Airport to Running Y Ranch
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chemult Amtrak Station to Crater Lake National Park
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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