There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from Oakland, taxi  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Kalispell (FCA) OAK - FCA
  2. Take a taxi from Kalispell to Glacier National Park

$280 - $1,101

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Train  •  35h 17m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to West Glacier Amtrak Empire Builder

$198 - $284

3 alternative options

Fly from San Francisco, taxi  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Kalispell (FCA) SFO - FCA
  2. Take a taxi from Kalispell to Glacier National Park

$263 - $894

Bus, drive  •  47h 31m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to 6th & W
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Nelson, BC - 512 Railway Street
  4. Take the bus from Nelson, BC - 512 Railway Street to Pincher Creek, AB
  5. Drive from Pincher Creek, AB to Glacier National Park

$235 - $334

Drive  •  21h 52m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Glacier National Park 1292.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Glacier National Park is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Glacier National Park is to fly and taxi which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 4h 41m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Glacier National Park is 873 miles. The road distance is 1292.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Glacier National Park without a car is to train which takes 35h 17m and costs $190 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from San Francisco to Glacier National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Kalispell Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 4m.

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Glacier National Park is 1h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 8:30 AM in San Francisco and 9:30 AM in Glacier National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Glacier National Park is 1292 miles. It takes approximately 21h 52m to drive from San Francisco to Glacier National Park.

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Allegiant Air, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Oakland Airport to Kalispell Airport.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Glacier National Park.
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  • Distance: 873.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Glacier National Park, MT, USA?

You can take a train from San Francisco to Glacier National Park via Lake Merritt, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Portland Union Station, and West Glacier Amtrak in around 35h 17m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Oakland to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $240
Train from Portland Union Station to West Glacier Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Premium
$270 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to 6th & W
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200
Mountain Man Mikes Bus Service
Email
info@mountainmanmikes.ca
Website
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Nelson, BC - 512 Railway Street
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Nelson, BC - 512 Railway Street to Pincher Creek, AB
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
Other operators
Taxi from Kalispell to Glacier National Park
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Glacier Taxi
Phone
+1 406-250-3603
Website
glaciertaxi.com

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