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

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Fly Oakland to Midland/Odessa, bus  •  11 h 6 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

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Caltrain, bus, train  •  30 h 42 min

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

$220 - $517

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Fly San Francisco to Midland/Odessa, bus  •  11 h 58 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

Fly Oakland to El Paso, train  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to El Paso (ELP) OAK - ELP
  2. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to Alpine Amtrak

$312 - $533

Fly San Francisco to El Paso, train  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to El Paso (ELP) SFO - ELP
  2. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to Alpine Amtrak

$238 - $830

Fly Oakland to Roswell, drive  •  12 h 48 min

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

$225 - $901

Bus  •  34 h 2 min

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

Train  •  35 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Alpine Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$253 - $664

Night bus, bus  •  37 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Anaheim
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. 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 6 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, Ca and Ft Stockton, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 2 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 Caltrain and bus and train which takes 30 h 42 min and costs $220 - $550.

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It takes approximately 11 h 6 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 34 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $250 - $700 and takes 35 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Oakland Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 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 6 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 and Ft Stockton, Tx in around 34 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Marfa via Lake Merritt BART Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, and Alpine Amtrak in around 35 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Burbank, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Santa Ana, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas, Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via San Diego, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 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 El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Santa Ana, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Roswell via Ontario/San Bernardino, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Midland/Odessa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to El Paso via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from El Paso Union Depot to Alpine Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Alpine Amtrak
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
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
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 San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Marfa is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:13 PM in San Francisco and 2:13 PM 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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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland 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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