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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Utah by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC) SFO - SLC

$89 - $241

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Reno FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut 1314

$59 - $147

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Fly from Oakland  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Salt Lake City (SLC) OAK - SLC

$93 - $404

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Salt Lake City (SLC) SJC - SLC

$84 - $219

Train  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$114 - $325

Drive  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Salt Lake City 740.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Utah is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Utah is to fly which costs $85 - $250 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Utah. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 21 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Utah is 592 miles. The road distance is 740.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Utah without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 21 min and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from San Francisco to Utah, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Utah is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $85 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 15 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs $110 - $330 and takes 18 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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San Francisco to Utah bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Utah.
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  • Distance: 592.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Salt Lake City via Reno and Reno, Nv in around 15 h 21 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
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 Reno, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130

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More Questions & Answers

Utah is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:02 PM in San Francisco and 7:02 PM in Utah.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Utah is 740 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 18 min to drive from San Francisco to Utah.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Utah. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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