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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to South Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Boston  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS) SFO - BOS

$158 - $464

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Fly Oakland to Boston  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Boston (BOS) OAK - BOS

$202 - $617

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Boston  •  8h 40m

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

$163 - $572

Fly Oakland to Manchester, I-93  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Manchester (MHT) OAK - MHT
  2. Take the I-93 from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA

$293 - $559

Train, bus  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY
  3. Take the bus from New York to Boston, MA

$291 - $433

Train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$314 - $455

Bus  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA

$338 - $480

Drive  •  2 days 1h

  1. Drive from San Francisco to South Boston 3129.7 miles

$300 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to South Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to South Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to South Boston station. However, there are services departing from Transbay Temp Terminal and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 6h.

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The distance between San Francisco and South Boston is 2709 miles. The road distance is 3129.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to South Boston without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 1h and costs $290 - $440.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from San Francisco to South Boston, including transfers.

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San Francisco to South Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to South Boston is to fly which takes 7h 7m and costs $150 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $460 and takes 3 days 3h, you could also bus, which costs $330 - $480 and takes 3 days 6h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 27m.

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San Francisco to South Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at South Station, Boston, MA.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to South Boston.
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  • Distance: 2709.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and South Boston, MA, USA?

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and five other airlines fly from San Francisco to South Boston every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to South Boston via Richmond, Richmond Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 3 days 3h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Indianapolis, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Portland, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Salt Lake City, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Las Vegas, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Chicago Midway, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Salt Lake City, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Manchester via Los Angeles, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
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
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 Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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GoTo Bus
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $340
Flexible
$350 - $500
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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South Boston is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 11:57 PM in San Francisco and 2:57 AM in South Boston.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to South Boston is 3130 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1h to drive from San Francisco to South Boston.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 874+ hotels available in South Boston. Prices start at $139 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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