There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Montana by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly San Francisco to Bozeman  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bozeman (BZN) SFO - BZN

$211 - $508

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Fly Oakland to Bozeman  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Bozeman (BZN) OAK - BZN

$165 - $621

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Fly San Francisco to Kalispell  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Kalispell (FCA) SFO - FCA

$165 - $313

Fly Oakland to Billings  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Billings (BIL) OAK - BIL

$278 - $1,133

Fly Oakland to Helena  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Helena (HLN) OAK - HLN

$300 - $1,236

Fly Oakland to Butte  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Butte (BTM) OAK - BTM

$271 - $1,312

Train, bus  •  37 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Cheyenne, Wy
  3. Take the bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$254 - $605

Bus via Seattle, Wa  •  39 h 2 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
  4. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948

$200 - $444

Train, bus, night bus  •  39 h 45 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
  4. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 942

$249 - $619

Bus  •  42 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$242 - $493

Drive  •  19 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Billings 1174.1 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Montana. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Billings, MT via Sacramento, Ca, Seattle, Wa and Missoula, MT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 2 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Montana is 932 miles. The road distance is 1174.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Montana without a car is to train and bus which takes 37 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from San Francisco to Montana, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Montana 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 Montana is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bozeman Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 26 min.

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San Francisco to Montana bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Billings, MT station.

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Montana is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 11:59 AM in San Francisco and 12:59 PM in Montana.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Montana is 1174 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 59 min to drive from San Francisco to Montana.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Montana.
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  • Distance: 932 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Francisco to Bozeman every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Billings via Sacramento, Ca, Seattle, Wa, Missoula, Mt, and Missoula, MT in around 39 h 2 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Billings via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Helena via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Butte via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Billings via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Billings via Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Billings via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Helena via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Bozeman via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Bozeman via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
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
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.

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 Salt Lake City, Ut to Cheyenne, Wy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Every 30 minutes
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
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Reno, Nv to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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

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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 .

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