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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Redding by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Redding, Ca 1420 / ...

$36 - $84

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Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Redding Amtrak Coast Starlight

$48 - $124

BART, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Redding 218.2 miles

$21 - $35

Fly  •  4 h

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Redding (RDD) SFO - RDD

$138 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Redding is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Redding is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Redding. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Redding, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Redding is 195 miles. The road distance is 218.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Redding without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from San Francisco to Redding, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Redding 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 Redding is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 6 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $290 and takes 4 h.

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

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San Francisco to Redding bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Redding, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Redding.
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  • Distance: 195.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Redding via Sacramento, Ca in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Redding once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 27 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redding
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
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 Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Redding is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from San Francisco to Redding.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Redding Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Redding bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Redding. 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 $6 - $9.

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