There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Long Beach by plane, subway, train, tram, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach  •  3 h 54 min

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

$58 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Los Angeles via Oakland / ...

$37 - $52

9 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach  •  4 h

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

$57 - $283

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles  •  4 h 20 min

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

$79 - $259

BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX

$58 - $212

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Long Beach  •  4 h 58 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 - $265

Fly Oakland to Burbank, tram  •  5 h 24 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 5 min

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

$72 - $76

Caltrain, train  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$77 - $196

Night bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6849 / ...

$52 - $123

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Long Beach 407.5 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 9 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $55 - $250.

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The distance between San Francisco and Long Beach is 587 km. The road distance is 652 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from San Francisco to Long Beach, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Long Beach. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Downtown Long Beach Station via Hill / College and 7th / Broadway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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

JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines fly from San Francisco to Long Beach 5 times a day. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from San Francisco to Long Beach every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak 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
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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