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There are 12 ways to get from San Francisco to Long Beach by subway, plane, tram, bus, train or car

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BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA

$103 - $321

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Bus  •  10h 10m

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

$43 - $63

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BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles, tram  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX
  3. Take the tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line
  4. Take the tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station

$45 - $185

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, tram  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  2. Take the tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line
  3. Take the tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station

$60 - $154

Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA

$118 - $340

BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB

$183 - $1,913

BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank, subway, tram  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the subway from North Hollywood Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
  4. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station

$75 - $215

BART to Oakland, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, tram  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) OAK - ONT
  3. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
  4. Take the tram from Pico Station to 1st Street Station

$116 - $271

BART, bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose Green-N
  2. Take the bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station San Fran

$46 - $71

Bus via Artesia Station  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles "Greyhound"

$50 - $69

Caltrain, train  •  14h 39m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Ltd B / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose to Los Angeles Coast Starlight

$68 - $100

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Long Beach 407.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to BART and fly which costs $100 - $330 and takes 3h 10m.

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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 6th / Spring. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Long Beach is 367 miles. The road distance is 407.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach without a car is to BART and bus which takes 9h 41m and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m 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 3h 25m and costs $110 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 10h 10m, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 14h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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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: 3h 10m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines fly from San Francisco to Long Beach every 4 hours. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $300
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $240
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles via Reno
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Subway from North Hollywood Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Pico Station to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
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 San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Hoang Express
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
gotobus.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
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Long Beach is 407 miles. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from San Francisco to Long Beach.

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Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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There are 321+ hotels available in Long Beach. 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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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