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

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Fly to Redding, drive  •  4h

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Redding (RDD) SFO - RDD
  2. Drive from Redding to Mount Shasta

$120 - $475

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Bus via Reno  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Downtown Reno FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Reno to Mt Shasta Pdx

$67 - $137

4 alternative options

Fly to Medford, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Medford (MFR) SFO - MFR
  2. Take the bus from Medford, Or to Weed, Ca

$190 - $681

Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Weed, Ca 1420 / ...

$75 - $108

Train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Dunsmuir Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$79 - $111

Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mount Shasta 278.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mount Shasta is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mount Shasta is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $480 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Mount Shasta. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Mt Shasta via Reno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 6m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mount Shasta is 246 miles. The road distance is 278.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mount Shasta without a car is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from San Francisco to Mount Shasta, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Mount Shasta bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mount Shasta is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs $75 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 8h 57m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Redding Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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San Francisco to Mount Shasta bus services, operated by PDX, arrive at Mt Shasta station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Mount Shasta.
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  • Distance: 245.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Mount Shasta via Sacramento, Ca and Weed, Ca in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Dunsmuir Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 52m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redding
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Medford
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Emeryville Amtrak Station to Dunsmuir Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
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 Medford, Or to Weed, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Weed, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Downtown Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.com
PDX
Website
rnopdx.com
Bus from Reno to Mt Shasta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
rnopdx.com
60 Days in Advance
$56 - $62
Regular
$108 - $114

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mount Shasta is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from San Francisco to Mount Shasta.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Redding Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Mount Shasta. 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 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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