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There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by plane, bus, shuttle, train 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 San Francisco to Flagstaff, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Flagstaff (FLG) SFO - FLG
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon

$136 - $458

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Bus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Las Vegas Strip
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ

$90 - $161

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Fly Oakland to Flagstaff, bus  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Flagstaff (FLG) OAK - FLG
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon

$180 - $461

Fly San Francisco to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Las Vegas (LAS) SFO - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Fly Oakland to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Las Vegas (LAS) OAK - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Las Vegas (LAS) SJC - LAS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Fly Oakland to Phoenix, shuttle, bus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Phoenix (PHX) OAK - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Flagstaff Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$180 - $496

Train, bus  •  20 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Las Vegas Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ

Bus, shuttle  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Barstow, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Barstow to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Caltrain, train, bus  •  27 h 49 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$185 - $477

Drive  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park 793.9 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $470 and takes 8 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Grand Canyon, AZ via LA Downtown, Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace and Las Vegas, NV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 55 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Grand Canyon National Park is 583 miles. The road distance is 793.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 20 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park bus services, operated by Bundu Bus, arrive at Grand Canyon, AZ station.

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Grand Canyon National Park is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 10:24 AM in San Francisco and 11:24 AM in Grand Canyon National Park.

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  • Distance: 583.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park via LA Downtown, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace, Las Vegas @ Excalibur, Las Vegas, NV, and Grand Canyon, AZ in around 20 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Oakland to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Flagstaff via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Oakland to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from San Jose to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Train operators
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Arizona Shuttle
Shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
Arizona Shuttle
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
Arizona Shuttle
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Las Vegas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bundu Bus
Website
bundubus.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
bundubus.com
Book at
bundubus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Barstow, Ca
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $130
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Barstow to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
GotoBus

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 794 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 58 min to drive from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Flagstaff Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Grand Canyon National Park. Prices start at $100 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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