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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Ontario by subway, plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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BART to Oakland, fly  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) OAK - ONT

$107 - $563

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Night bus, train  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the night bus from Stonestown to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$40 - $63

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Fly from San Francisco  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SFO - ONT

$103 - $480

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SJC - ONT

$103 - $388

Bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA
  2. Take the bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Pomona Transit Center Silver Streak

$45 - $80

Bus via San Francisco, Ca  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Pomona Transit Center Silver Streak

$48 - $70

Caltrain, train  •  15h 22m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak

$88 - $127

Drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Ontario 418.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ontario is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Ontario is to BART and fly which costs $100 - $600 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ontario. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Holt @ Palm Eb Fs via Broadway / Chinatown, Olive Ave and 5th St E and Pomona Trans Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Ontario. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Ontario Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 22m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Ontario is 372 miles. The road distance is 418.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ontario without a car is to bus which takes 9h 41m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from San Francisco to Ontario, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Ontario bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Francisco, CA station.

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San Francisco to Ontario train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ontario is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 9h 41m, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15h 22m.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Ontario.
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  • Distance: 372.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Francisco to Ontario every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Ontario via Los Angeles, CA, Broadway / Chinatown, Spring / 4th, Olive Ave and 5th St E, and Pomona Trans Center in around 9h 41m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $110
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Stonestown to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Ontario/San Bernardino Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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San Francisco to Ontario bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at Pomona Transit Center station.

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San Francisco to Ontario train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ontario Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Ontario is 419 miles. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from San Francisco to Ontario.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to Ontario/San Bernardino Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Ontario. Prices start at $71 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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