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

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Fly to Mexico City  •  7 h 5 min

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

$127 - $259

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Fly to Toluca  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Toluca (TLC) SFO - TLC

$231 - $713

Caltrain, bus, train  •  2 days 7 h

  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 Yuma Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  5. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico

$168 - $350

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Usc
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  3. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte

$252 - $268

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$142 - $341

Train, bus TAP  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$193 - $482

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  2 days 18 h

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

$314 - $875

Drive  •  38 h 3 min

  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 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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

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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 Caltrain and bus and train which takes 2 days 7 h and costs $160 - $350.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from San Francisco to Mexico City, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Mexico City bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City is to fly which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $120 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $350 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 15 min.

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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: 7 h 5 min

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

United Airlines, Aeroméxico and five 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, Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Mexico, and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Toluca via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toluca via Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toluca via Los Angeles, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Toluca via Las Vegas, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
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
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170
Bus from Tijuana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
41 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$130 - $190
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Usc
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
40 h
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$23
Regular Price
$25
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 Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
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
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$101 - $107

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Mexico City is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:23 AM in San Francisco and 9:23 AM in Mexico City.

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

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

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There are 1119+ hotels available in Mexico City. Prices start at $31 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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