There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Vancouver by plane, train, subway, 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 San Francisco to Vancouver  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR) SFO - YVR

$116 - $488

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h 55 min

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

$100 - $264

6 alternative options

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Vancouver  •  6 h 16 min

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

$121 - $563

BART to Oakland, fly to Bellingham  •  6 h 32 min

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

$135 - $646

Fly San Francisco to Seattle, train  •  9 h

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) SFO - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak

$133 - $347

Fly Oakland to Seattle, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Seattle (SEA) OAK - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak

$137 - $360

Train  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Amtrak Cascades

$158 - $439

Drive  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Vancouver 957 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Vancouver is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 16 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Vancouver is to fly which costs $110 - $490 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Vancouver is 801 miles. The road distance is 957 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from San Francisco to Vancouver, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Vancouver, Bc via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Vancouver.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 800.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

United Airlines, WestJet and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Vancouver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Vancouver via Sacramento, Ca in around 25 h 55 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
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
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

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