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

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Fly San Francisco to Edmonton  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Edmonton (YEG) SFO - YEG

$189 - $602

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BART to San Jose, fly to Edmonton  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Edmonton (YEG) SJC - YEG

$142 - $655

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Fly Oakland to Edmonton  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Edmonton (YEG) OAK - YEG

$162 - $755

Fly San Francisco to Calgary, bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Calgary (YYC) SFO - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport to Edmonton Downtown

$210 - $372

Bus to Santa Rosa, fly to Edmonton  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Edmonton (YEG) STS - YEG

$304 - $907

Bus  •  45h 41m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Sacramento
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to Portland
  3. Take the bus from Portland Greyhound to Seattle, WA
  4. Take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver
  5. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
  6. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Edmonton, AB - Edmonton INN Hotel

Train, bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Seattle
  2. Take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver
  3. Take the train from Vancouver to Edmonton

Drive  •  27h 56m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Edmonton 2407.9 km

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $300 and takes 9h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton is to fly. Taking this option will cost $150 - $480 and takes 8h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Edmonton. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Edmonton, AB - Edmonton INN Hotel via Sacramento, Portland Greyhound, Seattle, Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 41m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Edmonton is 1883 km. The road distance is 2407.9 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton without a car is to bus which takes 45h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 4m to get from San Francisco to Edmonton, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton is to fly which takes 8h 4m and costs $150 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Edmonton Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Edmonton bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Edmonton, AB - Edmonton INN Hotel station.

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  • Distance: 1883.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 4m

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

Air Canada, WestJet and seven other airlines fly from San Francisco to Edmonton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Edmonton via Sacramento, Portland, Portland Greyhound, Seattle, WA, Seattle, Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall in around 45h 41m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Calgary, Kelowna
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Seattle, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Salt Lake City, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Salt Lake City, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Vancouver, Saskatoon
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via Seattle, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 29m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Santa Rosa to Edmonton via Los Angeles, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 59m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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 to Seattle
Ave. Duration
22h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Premium
$390 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Business Seat
$250 - $360
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$140 - $180
Economy
$200 - $240
EconomyPlus
$380 - $550
Business
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Red Arrow
Phone
1-800-232-1958
Email
info@redarrow.ca
Website
redarrow.ca
Bus from Calgary International Airport to Edmonton Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
redarrow.ca
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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 to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Sacramento to Portland
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $180
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland Greyhound to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
boltbus.com
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
Bus from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Edmonton, AB - Edmonton INN Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca

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Edmonton is 1h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:25 PM in San Francisco and 7:25 PM in Edmonton.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Edmonton is 2408 km. It takes approximately 27h 56m to drive from San Francisco to Edmonton.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Edmonton Airport.

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There are 326+ hotels available in Edmonton. 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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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