There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Tacoma by plane, subway, 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 San Francisco  •  4 h 27 min

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

$98 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 50 min

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

$85 - $224

5 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly  •  4 h 33 min

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

$102 - $275

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 35 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 54 min

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

$136 - $412

Train  •  22 h 35 min

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

$113 - $344

Drive  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Tacoma 783.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Tacoma is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Tacoma is to fly which costs $95 - $270 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Tacoma is 659 miles. The road distance is 783.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from San Francisco to Tacoma, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Tacoma, Wa via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Tacoma is 784 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to drive from San Francisco to Tacoma.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 658.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Delta fly from San Francisco to Tacoma hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Tacoma via Sacramento, Ca in around 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 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 Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Santa Rosa to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Santa Rosa to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Rosa to Seattle via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 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
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
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 Tacoma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Tacoma, Wa
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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