There are 8 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 Oakland to Columbus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$222 - $966

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Fly San Francisco to Covington  •  7 h 34 min

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

$120 - $665

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Fly San Francisco to Cleveland  •  7 h 33 min

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

$162 - $664

Fly San Francisco to Pittsburgh, bus  •  9 h

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Pittsburgh (PIT) SFO - PIT
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Youngstown, Oh

$182 - $890

Fly San Francisco to Detroit, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  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 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 / ...

$247 - $632

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which costs $160 - $700 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Ohio is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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

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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 10 h and costs $240 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min 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 6 h 24 min and costs $220 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $650 and takes 2 days 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 25 min.

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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: 6 h 24 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and two 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 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 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 Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 Chicago Union Station
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 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
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Youngstown, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
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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Ohio is 3 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:29 AM in San Francisco and 12:29 PM in Ohio.

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

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Ohio. 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 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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