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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Manhattan by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to New York JFK  •  7h 39m

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

$104 - $251

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Fly Oakland to New York La Guardia  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to New York La Guardia (LGA) OAK - LGA

$71 - $441

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Fly San Francisco to Newark  •  7h 42m

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

$110 - $230

BART to San Jose, fly to New York JFK  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to New York JFK (JFK) SJC - JFK

$151 - $363

Fly San Francisco to Philadelphia, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL) SFO - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$87 - $1,052

Train, bus  •  2 days 19h

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

$310 - $422

Train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Lake Shore Limited / ...

$312 - $449

Bus  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Downtown LA to Downtown Las Vegas
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas to New York

$312 - $426

Drive  •  45h 29m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Manhattan 2927.4 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly and train which costs $85 - $1,100 and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which costs $100 - $260 and takes 7h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at New York via Alameda / College, Downtown LA, WB Garces after Casino Center and Las Vegas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4h.

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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, 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 2927.4 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 $310 - $430.

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It takes approximately 7h 39m to get from San Francisco to Manhattan, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Manhattan bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Francisco, CA station.

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San Francisco to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Manhattan is to fly which takes 7h 39m and costs $100 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $450 and takes 3 days 2h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $430 and takes 3 days 4h.

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  • Distance: 2581.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 39m

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

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Manhattan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Manhattan via Richmond, Richmond, Chicago Union Station, New York Moynihan Train Hall, and 34 St-Penn Station in around 3 days 2h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Dallas
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $400
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $400
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from San Jose to New York JFK via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to New York La Guardia via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
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 Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
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 - $110
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Downtown LA to Downtown Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Las Vegas to New York
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Once 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 New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 31m.

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

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Manhattan is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:26 PM in San Francisco and 9:26 PM in Manhattan.

San Francisco to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Manhattan is 2927 miles. It takes approximately 45h 29m to drive from San Francisco to Manhattan.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 4175+ 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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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