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There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Long Beach by plane, subway, train, tram, 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX

$79 - $259

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown FlixBus

$18 - $29

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BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach  •  4 h 1 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

$57 - $283

BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX

$58 - $212

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB

$58 - $250

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Long Beach  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB

$58 - $268

Fly Oakland to Burbank, tram  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to 1st Street Station

$114 - $442

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  10 h 8 min

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

$72 - $76

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$45 - $106

Train  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight

$77 - $208

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Long Beach 407.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to bus which costs $18 - $29 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to fly which costs $55 - $250 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Long Beach station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Downtown Long Beach Station via Broadway / Chinatown and 7th / Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Long Beach is 367 miles. The road distance is 407.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $18 - $29.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from San Francisco to Long Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $75 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $29 and takes 8 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 14 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Long Beach.
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  • Distance: 366.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Long Beach every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Long Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
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
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
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
Metro Los Angeles
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
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
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Long Beach is 408 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to drive from San Francisco to Long Beach.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 395+ hotels available in Long Beach. Prices start at $76 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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