There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Ohio by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Oakland to Columbus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Columbus (CMH) OAK - CMH

$222 - $966

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Covington  •  7 h 46 min

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

$120 - $665

6 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Cleveland  •  7 h 35 min

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

$162 - $664

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Covington  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Covington (CVG) SJC - CVG

$175 - $670

Fly San Francisco to Indianapolis, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Indianapolis (IND) SFO - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$180 - $682

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

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

$253 - $646

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

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

$359 - $1,075

Drive  •  37 h 47 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Columbus 2459.6 miles

$240 - $350

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

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
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 Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Ohio is 3415 km. The road distance is 3935 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which costs $160 - $700 and takes 7 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs $220 - $1,000.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from San Francisco to Ohio, including transfers.