There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Manhattan by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Newark  •  7h 22m

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

$105 - $411

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Newark  •  9h 29m

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

$83 - $223

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Fly San Francisco to New York JFK  •  7h 43m

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

$129 - $473

Fly Oakland to New York JFK  •  8h 4m

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

$146 - $510

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to New York JFK  •  9h 19m

  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

$137 - $445

Fly San Francisco to Philadelphia, train  •  9h 52m

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

$200 - $799

Train, bus  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Wdt 201

$280 - $431

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 / ...

$312 - $448

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 Caltrain and fly which costs $80 - $230 and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 7h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Salesforce Transit Center Bay 30 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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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at 86 St via Richmond Amtrak, Chicago Union Station and 34 St - Penn Station. 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 19h and costs $280 - $440.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m 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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San Francisco to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which takes 7h 22m and costs $100 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $310 - $440 and takes 3 days 2h, you could also train, which costs $310 - $450 and takes 3 days 2h.

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  • Distance: 2581.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 22m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Manhattan every 30 minutes. 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 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Portland
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Oakland to New York JFK via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Newark via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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

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 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York, NY - Allen St.
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Book at
gotobus.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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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 4m.

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

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Manhattan is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 2:16 AM in San Francisco and 5:16 AM in Manhattan.

San Francisco to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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

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There are 2323+ hotels available in Manhattan. 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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