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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Mexico City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mexico City (MEX) SFO - MEX

$127 - $259

6 alternative options

Fly from Oakland  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Mexico City (MEX) OAK - MEX

$151 - $232

Bus TAP Royal International  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  3. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte

$268 - $358

Train, bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  2. Take the bus from Fresno to Morelia
  3. Take the bus from Morelia to Mexico Poniente

$245 - $331

Bus via Hermosillo  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Hermosillo
  3. Take the bus from Hermosillo to Mexico

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte

$314 - $875

Drive  •  38h 3m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mexico City 2289.8 miles

$300 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Mexico City. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Independencia_1 via 7th / Decatur, Huntington Park, Morelia and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mexico City is 1899 miles. The road distance is 2289.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 6h and costs $260 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from San Francisco to Mexico City, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Mexico City 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 Mexico City is to fly which takes 6h 59m and costs $120 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $360 and takes 2 days 6h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 10m.

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San Francisco to Mexico City bus services, operated by Primera Plus, arrive at México Terminal Norte station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Mexico City.
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  • Distance: 1899 miles
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Mexico City, Mexico?

United Airlines, Aeroméxico and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Mexico City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Pacific / Florence, Huntington Park, Morelia, México Terminal Norte, and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
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 Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
40h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$22
Regular Price
$25
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$31
Internet Discount
$26
Bus from Morelia to Mexico Central Poniente
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$23 - $35
Regular Price
$44
Internet Discount
$38
Pegasso
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
Regular Price
$24
Internet Discount
$22
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Central del Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to Mexico Poniente
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Ciudad de México Central Camionera Poniente
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Morelia
Ave. Duration
43h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$180
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$100 - $105

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Mexico City is 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 3:25 AM in San Francisco and 5:25 AM in Mexico City.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mexico City is 2290 miles. It takes approximately 38h 3m to drive from San Francisco to Mexico City.

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Interjet, Delta, Aeroméxico and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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There are 1206+ hotels available in Mexico City. Prices start at $34 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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