There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to North Dakota by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Bismarck  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bismarck (BIS) SFO - BIS

$146 - $621

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Fly to Dickinson  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Dickinson (DIK) SFO - DIK

$283 - $1,230

Fly to Williston  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Williston (ISN) SFO - ISN

$237 - $972

Fly to Jamestown  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Jamestown (JMS) SFO - JMS

$175 - $769

Fly to Fargo  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fargo (FAR) SFO - FAR

$249 - $1,024

Fly to Minot  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Minot (MOT) SFO - MOT

$228 - $1,010

Train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Fargo Amtrak Empire Builder

$303 - $894

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  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
  5. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Fargo, ND 938

$330 - $637

Drive  •  29 h 21 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Fargo 1783.3 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to North Dakota is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 29 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to North Dakota is to fly which costs $280 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and North Dakota is 1303 miles. The road distance is 1783.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to North Dakota without a car is to train which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $300 - $900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from San Francisco to North Dakota, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to North Dakota is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $900 and takes 2 days 3 h, you could also bus, which costs $330 - $650 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Bismarck Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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North Dakota is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 8:15 PM in San Francisco and 10:15 PM in North Dakota.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to North Dakota is 1783 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 21 min to drive from San Francisco to North Dakota.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Bismarck Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to North Dakota.
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  • Distance: 1303.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Bismarck hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Fargo via Lake Merritt BART Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Portland Union Station in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Santa Barbara, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Reno, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Indio/Palm Springs, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Sacramento, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via San Diego, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Sun Valley/Hailey/Ketchum, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Ontario/San Bernardino, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Aspen, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dickinson via Boise, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Sacramento, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Eugene, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Indio/Palm Springs, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Reno, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Sacramento, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Eugene, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Indio/Palm Springs, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Reno, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Vancouver, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via Portland, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Jamestown via San Diego, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Reno, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Indio/Palm Springs, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Sacramento, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via San Diego, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Williston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Minot via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Fargo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bismarck via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $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 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 Fargo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$420 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
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
Bus from Billings, MT to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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