There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Seattle by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Oakland  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Seattle (SEA) OAK - SEA

$102 - $275

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 45 min

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

$90 - $224

5 alternative options

Fly from San Francisco  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) SFO - SEA

$98 - $262

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 5 min

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

$98 - $257

Train to Santa Rosa, fly  •  6 h 31 min

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

$138 - $411

Train  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$123 - $354

Drive  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Seattle 814 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Seattle is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Seattle is to fly which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $95 - $270.

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The distance between San Francisco and Seattle is 1093 km. The road distance is 1302 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from San Francisco to Seattle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Seattle. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 45 min.

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Francisco to Seattle every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Seattle via Sacramento, Ca in around 20 h 45 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Santa Rosa to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Rosa to Seattle via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Train operators
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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