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

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Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, tram  •  3h 52m

  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

$55 - $268

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Night bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Downtown Long Beach FlixBus

$21 - $29

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BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles, tram  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
  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

$67 - $265

BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB

$122 - $483

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach  •  4h 17m

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

$95 - $416

BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank, subway, tram  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the subway from Hollywood / Vine 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

$115 - $468

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, subway, tram  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the subway from Hollywood / Vine Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
  3. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station

$73 - $461

BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana, line 9474 bus  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA
  3. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca

$121 - $450

Bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Chinatown Station San Fran

$42 - $59

Bus via Artesia Station  •  10h 14m

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

$47 - $66

Caltrain, train  •  14h 41m

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

$68 - $100

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Long Beach 407.6 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to night bus which costs $21 - $29 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to fly and tram which costs $55 - $270 and takes 3h 52m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from San Francisco and arriving at Downtown Long Beach. This bus operates Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Long Beach is 367 miles. The road distance is 407.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach without a car is to bus which takes 9h 42m and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from San Francisco to Long Beach, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Long Beach bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Long Beach is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs $95 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 9h 42m, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 14h 41m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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San Francisco to Long Beach bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Downtown Long Beach 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 52m

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

JetBlue Airways flies from San Francisco to Long Beach twice daily. Alternatively, Hoang Express operates a bus from San Francisco, CA to Chinatown Station once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Train operators
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 10 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 Hollywood / Vine Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
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 Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $15
Flexible
$25 - $40
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Hoang Express
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
gotobus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Downtown Long Beach
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Long Beach is 408 miles. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from San Francisco to Long Beach.

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

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Book your San Francisco to Long Beach bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 475+ 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 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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