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

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Fly San Francisco to Toronto  •  7h 55m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Toronto (YYZ) SFO - YYZ

$310 - $1,019

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Toronto  •  9h 16m

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

$271 - $786

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Fly Oakland to Toronto  •  9h 38m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Toronto (YYZ) OAK - YYZ

$349 - $1,129

Fly San Francisco to Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  10h 20m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) SFO - YTZ

$405 - $1,320

Train via Detroit  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto

$447 - $684

Bus  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Downtown Las Vegas
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On

$374 - $538

Train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto

$451 - $687

Drive  •  41h 17m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Toronto 4231.6 km

$490 - $750

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Toronto is to Caltrain and fly which costs $190 - $600 and takes 9h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Toronto is to fly which costs $210 - $750 and takes 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Toronto. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Toronto, On via Bonneville Transit Center Bay 10, Las Vegas, Nv, Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Toronto. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Toronto via Richmond Amtrak, Chicago Union Station and Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Toronto is 3644 km. The road distance is 4231.6 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Toronto without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 19h and costs $260 - $380.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from San Francisco to Toronto, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Toronto bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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San Francisco to Toronto train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Toronto is to fly which takes 7h 55m and costs $210 - $750. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $310 - $490 and takes 2 days 16h, you could also bus, which costs $260 - $380 and takes 2 days 19h.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Toronto, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Toronto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Toronto via Richmond, Richmond Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak Station, Woodward & Milwaukee, Woodward & Forest, and Windsor in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $17,000
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $17,000
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $17,000
Flights from San Francisco to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Denver, Montreal
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,100
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,500
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $17,000
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $17,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,300
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from San Francisco to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
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
$13 - $17
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
$300 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Premium
$750 - $1,100
Flexi Coach Seat
$600 - $950
Business Seat
$700 - $1,000
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Premium
$360 - $500
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Seat
$170 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$110 - $160
Business
$130 - $180
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $65
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Downtown Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
41h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $370
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $100
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$30 - $45
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Standard Fare
$55 - $65
Refundable
$68 - $73

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 52m.

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San Francisco to Toronto bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Toronto, On station.

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Toronto is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 8:58 PM in San Francisco and 11:58 PM in Toronto.

San Francisco to Toronto train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Toronto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Toronto is 4232 km. It takes approximately 41h 17m to drive from San Francisco to Toronto.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Toronto Airport.

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There are 1543+ hotels available in Toronto. Prices start at $150 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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