There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Missoula by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Missoula (MSO) SFO - MSO

$136 - $558

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Fly from Oakland  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Missoula (MSO) OAK - MSO

$180 - $711

Bus  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Seattle, Wa
  3. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt

$140 - $354

Train, bus  •  32 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt

$189 - $529

Train, bus via Tacoma Amtrak  •  36 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Tacoma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Tacoma Amtrak to Spokane 736
  3. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt

$184 - $509

Drive  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Missoula 1147.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Missoula is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Missoula is to fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Missoula. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Missoula, Mt via Sacramento, Ca and Seattle, Wa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 35 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Missoula is 765 miles. The road distance is 1147.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Missoula without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 35 min and costs $140 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from San Francisco to Missoula, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Missoula 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 Missoula is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $360 and takes 31 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Missoula Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Missoula bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Missoula, Mt station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Missoula.
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  • Distance: 765.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Missoula, MT, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Missoula hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Missoula via Sacramento, Ca and Seattle, Wa in around 31 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Missoula via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Missoula via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $600
Train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Tacoma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
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 Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Tacoma, WA to Spokane, WA
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com

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Missoula is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:41 AM in San Francisco and 7:41 AM in Missoula.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Missoula is 1148 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 48 min to drive from San Francisco to Missoula.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Missoula Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Missoula bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Missoula. Prices start at $75 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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