Directions from San Francisco to Santa Ana

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Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA

$98 - $292

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Anaheim via Oakland / ...

$12 - $58

8 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA

$107 - $615

Fly Oakland to Long Beach, line 60 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  2. Take the line 60 bus from 7Th-Channel to 17Th-Spurgeon

$61 - $292

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 49 min

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

$73 - $257

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach, line 60 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB
  2. Take the line 60 bus from 7Th-Channel to 17Th-Spurgeon

$62 - $259

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Westminster, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$79 - $84

Train  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$95 - $249

Night bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6849 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9487 / ...

$53 - $125

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Santa Ana 415.9 miles

$40 - $60

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Francisco to Santa Ana hourly. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Santa Ana once daily. Tickets cost $78 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to 17Th-Spurgeon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Westminster, CA
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Santa Ana is 608 km. The road distance is 665 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Santa Ana is to bus which costs $12 - $60 and takes 9 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Santa Ana is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $95 - $300.

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Santa Ana. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at 1St-Main via Bolsa-Magnolia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from San Francisco to Santa Ana, including transfers.