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There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Fullerton by plane, bus, train, subway, night bus or car

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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Fly Oakland to Long Beach, line 30 bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  2. Take the line 30 bus from 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center to Orangethorpe-Highland

$61 - $292

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Night bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank FlixBus

$40 - $71

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Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to Fullerton station

$103 - $300

BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA
  3. Take the train from Tustin station to Fullerton station

$112 - $623

BART to Oakland, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) OAK - ONT
  3. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  4. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center

$129 - $608

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA

$78 - $268

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$71 - $73

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA

$40 - $58

Caltrain, train  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$96 - $232

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Fullerton 409.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Fullerton is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Fullerton is to fly and line 30 bus which costs $60 - $300 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Fullerton. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Fullerton Transportation Center via Vignes / Main and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Fullerton. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Fullerton Transportation Center via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 55 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Fullerton is 371 miles. The road distance is 409.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Fullerton without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs $70 - $73.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from San Francisco to Fullerton, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Fullerton bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Francisco, CA station.

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San Francisco to Fullerton train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Fullerton is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs $70 - $73. Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $95 - $240 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Fullerton.
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  • Distance: 371.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Fullerton once daily. Tickets cost $70 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Fullerton via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center to Orangethorpe-Highland
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Long Beach Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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San Francisco to Fullerton bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, arrive at Los Angeles, CA station.

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San Francisco to Fullerton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Fullerton is 410 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from San Francisco to Fullerton.

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JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Long Beach Airport.

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There are 540+ hotels available in Fullerton. Prices start at $73 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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