There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Phoenix by plane, train, bus, night 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.

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Fly from San Francisco  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX) SFO - PHX

$98 - $360

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Fly from Oakland  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Phoenix (PHX) OAK - PHX

$102 - $373

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$98 - $375

Train to Santa Rosa, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Phoenix (PHX) STS - PHX

$176 - $770

Bus  •  18 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix

$104 - $167

Bus, night bus  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv 6781
  2. Take the night bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Phoenix, Az 6361

$113 - $274

Drive  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Phoenix 755 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Phoenix. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Phoenix via Santa Clara & Montgomery and San Jose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 41 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is 657 miles. The road distance is 755 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from San Francisco to Phoenix, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Phoenix is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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San Francisco to Phoenix bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Phoenix station.

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Phoenix is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 1:05 AM in San Francisco and 1:05 AM in Phoenix.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Phoenix is 755 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 11 min to drive from San Francisco to Phoenix.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Phoenix.
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  • Distance: 656.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Phoenix via San Jose, Ca, Santa Clara & Montgomery, King & Story, and San Jose in around 18 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
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
Night bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 829+ hotels available in Phoenix. Prices start at $59 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 .

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