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

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Fly San Francisco to Toronto  •  8h 14m

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

$195 - $295

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BART to San Jose, fly to Toronto  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Toronto (YYZ) SJC - YYZ

$188 - $308

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Fly Oakland to Toronto  •  8h 22m

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

$288 - $428

Fly San Francisco to Buffalo, shuttle  •  12h 30m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Buffalo (BUF) SFO - BUF
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Buffalo Airport to Toronto Airport

$305 - $545

Burner Express Bus, train, bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
  2. Take the train from Reno to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Battle Creek
  4. Take the bus from Battle Creek, MI to Detroit, MI
  5. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station

$522 - $764

Train  •  2 days 21h

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

$411 - $617

Bus, train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Columbus
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  4. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto Union Station

$457 - $694

Drive  •  41h 7m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Toronto 4241.1 km

$440 - $650

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The most affordable way to get from San Francisco to Toronto is to BART and fly, which costs $150 - $250 and takes 11h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Toronto is to fly which costs $150 - $240 and takes 8h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Toronto station. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Toronto Union Station via Richmond, 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 4241.1 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Toronto without a car is to train which takes 2 days 21h and costs $320 - $500.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from San Francisco to Toronto, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Toronto is to fly which takes 8h 14m and costs $150 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $500 and takes 2 days 21h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 57m.

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Toronto is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 2:45 PM in San Francisco and 5:45 PM in Toronto.

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  • Distance: 3643.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 14m

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Toronto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Toronto via Richmond, Richmond, Chicago Union Station, and Buffalo in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $3,400
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $3,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $3,000
Flights from San Jose to Toronto via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Azores Airlines
Website
azoresairlines.pt
Flights from Oakland to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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 Reno to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
44h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Premium
$600 - $900
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $800
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Train from Chicago Union Station to Battle Creek
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $380
Premium
$650 - $950
Flexi Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Business Seat
$600 - $900
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Seat
$150 - $230
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
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 Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$135
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
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 Battle Creek to Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $140
Bus from Los Angeles to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$280 - $380
Flexible
$390 - $600

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Toronto is 4241 km. It takes approximately 41h 7m to drive from San Francisco to Toronto.

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WestJet, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Toronto Airport.

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There are 2969+ hotels available in Toronto. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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