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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Marfa by plane, bus, car, night bus or train

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Fly San Francisco to Midland/Odessa, bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) SFO - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$243 - $855

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Night bus, train  •  30 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Alpine Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$199 - $491

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Fly Oakland to Midland/Odessa, bus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) OAK - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$287 - $1,058

Fly Oakland to Roswell, drive  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Roswell (ROW) OAK - ROW
  2. Drive from Roswell to Marfa

$225 - $901

Bus  •  35 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

Caltrain, train  •  35 h 42 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Alpine Amtrak Station

$255 - $652

Bus, train  •  37 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Santa Ana station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Ft Stockton, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

Drive  •  22 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Marfa 1382.4 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Marfa is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 22 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Marfa is to fly and bus which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 11 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Marfa. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Marfa, TX via Los Angeles and Ft Stockton, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Marfa is 1177 miles. The road distance is 1382.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Marfa without a car is to night bus and train which takes 30 h 6 min and costs $190 - $500.

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It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from San Francisco to Marfa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Marfa is to bus which takes 35 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $250 - $650 and takes 35 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 32 min and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Marfa bus services, operated by All Aboard America, arrive at Marfa, TX station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Marfa.
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  • Distance: 1176.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 15 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Marfa, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Marfa via Los Angeles, Ca, Los Angeles, and Ft Stockton, Tx in around 35 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Marfa via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, Los Angeles Union Station, and Alpine Amtrak Station in around 35 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Ontario/San Bernardino, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Albuquerque, Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Burbank, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Santa Ana, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Train operators
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Alpine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
All Aboard America
Website
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $250
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Marfa is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 1:30 AM in San Francisco and 3:30 AM in Marfa.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Marfa is 1382 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 48 min to drive from San Francisco to Marfa.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Marfa. 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 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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