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There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Manhattan by 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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Fly San Francisco to Newark  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Newark (EWR) SFO - EWR

$173 - $525

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Fly San Francisco to New York JFK  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to New York JFK (JFK) SFO - JFK

$144 - $446

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Fly Oakland to New York JFK  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to New York JFK (JFK) OAK - JFK

$168 - $569

Fly Oakland to Newark  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Newark (EWR) OAK - EWR

$187 - $678

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to New York JFK  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to New York JFK (JFK) SJC - JFK

$159 - $514

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Newark  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Newark (EWR) SJC - EWR

$168 - $513

Fly San Francisco to Philadelphia, train  •  9h 32m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL) SFO - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station

$251 - $928

Train, bus  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...

$389 - $1,011

Bus  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv 6781
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to New York, Ny 1682 / ...

$317 - $440

Train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited

$417 - $1,278

Drive  •  45h 36m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Manhattan 2933.7 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which costs $140 - $450 and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which costs $170 - $550 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Transbay Temp Terminal and arriving at New York, Ny via Oakland, Ca and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Manhattan is 2582 miles. The road distance is 2933.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 21h and costs $380 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from San Francisco to Manhattan, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which takes 7h 7m and costs $170 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $310 - $440 and takes 3 days 2h, you could also train, which costs $410 - $1,300 and takes 3 days 2h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 59m.

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San Francisco to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 2581.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Manhattan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Manhattan via Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland, Ca, and Las Vegas, Nv in around 3 days 2h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Newark via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $340
Flexible
$350 - $500

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Manhattan is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 3:08 AM in San Francisco and 6:08 AM in Manhattan.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Manhattan is 2934 miles. It takes approximately 45h 36m to drive from San Francisco to Manhattan.

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Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 2179+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28m and costs $6 - $9.

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