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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Edmonton by plane, bus, train, subway or car

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Fly  •  6 h 48 min

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

$144 - $446

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Bus  •  44 h 40 min

  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 Banff, AB
  4. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Calgary International Airport, AB
  5. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport to Edmonton - Downtown Office

$290 - $569

Train  •  2 days 8 h

  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 train from Vancouver to Edmonton

$301 - $695

BART, bus, train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
  4. Take the train from Vancouver to Edmonton

$239 - $500

Drive  •  28 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Edmonton 1507.2 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton is to fly which costs $140 - $450 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton is to fly which costs $140 - $450 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Edmonton. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Edmonton - Downtown Office via Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, BC, Banff, AB and Calgary International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 40 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Edmonton is 1177 miles. The road distance is 1507.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 40 min and costs $290 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min 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, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Edmonton is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $140 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $600 and takes 44 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $300 - $700 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Edmonton Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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San Francisco to Edmonton bus services, operated by Red Arrow, arrive at Edmonton - Downtown Office station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Edmonton.
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  • Distance: 1177.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

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

Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Edmonton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Edmonton via Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, Vancouver, BC, Banff, AB, Banff, AB, and Calgary International Airport in around 44 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
26 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$110 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$170 - $240
Business
$240 - $340
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Banff, AB to Calgary International Airport, AB
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST

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Edmonton is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 1:32 PM in San Francisco and 2:32 PM in Edmonton.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Edmonton is 1507 miles. It takes approximately 28 h 9 min to drive from San Francisco to Edmonton.

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

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There are 197+ hotels available in Edmonton. Prices start at $64 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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