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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach by subway, plane, train, 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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BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 30 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

$107 - $615

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Bus Megabus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Anaheim, CA FlixBus

$19 - $66

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA

$98 - $293

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana  •  5 h 34 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

$73 - $260

BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach, line 92 bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  3. Take the line 92 bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main

$61 - $292

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Long Beach, line 92 bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB
  3. Take the line 92 bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main

$62 - $260

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  9 h 25 min

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

$79 - $84

Train  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$145 - $309

Drive  •  7 h

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Huntington Beach 420.3 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach is to bus which costs $19 - $70 and takes 11 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach is to BART and fly which costs $100 - $650 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Huntington Beach. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Magnolia-Adams via Magnolia-Bolsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Huntington Beach is 379 miles. The road distance is 420.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs $75 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from San Francisco, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs $75 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $310 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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San Francisco to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Anaheim, CA station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Huntington Beach.
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  • Distance: 379.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Huntington Beach once daily. Tickets cost $78 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Huntington Beach via Lake Merritt BART Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, and Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak in around 15 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Train operators
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
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
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Westminster, CA
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Huntington Beach is 420 miles. It takes approximately 7 h to drive from San Francisco to Huntington Beach.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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There are 730+ hotels available in Huntington Beach. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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