There are 6 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 18 min

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

$99 - $261

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

4 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly  •  4 h 27 min

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

$103 - $274

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 31 min

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

$99 - $256

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

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and United Airlines 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
26 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 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Tacoma is 1054 km. The road distance is 1254 km.

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

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Tacoma is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $95 - $270.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from San Francisco to Tacoma, including transfers.