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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Ohio by plane, bus, train 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 to Columbus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Columbus (CMH) SFO - CMH

$208 - $613

Cheapest option

Fly to Covington  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Covington (CVG) SFO - CVG

$120 - $665

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Fly to Cleveland  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cleveland (CLE) SFO - CLE

$162 - $664

Fly to Detroit, bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Detroit (DTW) SFO - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Toledo, OH

$192 - $485

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv 6781
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Columbus, Oh 1684 / ...

$247 - $632

Train, bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$359 - $1,075

Drive  •  37h 47m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Columbus 2459.6 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which costs $160 - $700 and takes 7h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ohio. However, there are services departing from Transbay Temp Terminal and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Oakland, Ca and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Ohio is 2135 miles. The road distance is 2459.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ohio without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 10h and costs $240 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from San Francisco to Ohio, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Ohio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which takes 6h 23m and costs $200 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $650 and takes 2 days 10h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 38m.

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San Francisco to Ohio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Ohio.
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  • Distance: 2134.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Columbus via Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland, Ca, and Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 10h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Columbus via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
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 Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Ohio is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 3:28 AM in San Francisco and 6:28 AM in Ohio.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Ohio is 2460 miles. It takes approximately 37h 47m to drive from San Francisco to Ohio.

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Ohio. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28m and costs $6 - $9.

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