There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Vancouver by plane, train, shuttle, 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.

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Fly San Francisco to Vancouver  •  5 h 7 min

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

$116 - $488

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Bus  •  25 h 37 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

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Vancouver  •  6 h 27 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

Fly Oakland to Vancouver  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Vancouver (YVR) OAK - YVR

$130 - $501

Fly Oakland to Bellingham, shuttle  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Bellingham (BLI) OAK - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

$133 - $641

Train  •  28 h 46 min

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

$158 - $439

Drive  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Vancouver 954.6 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

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 37 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Vancouver is 798 miles. The road distance is 954.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Vancouver without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from San Francisco to Vancouver, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Vancouver is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 28 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 17 min.

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San Francisco to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Vancouver, Bc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Vancouver is 955 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 31 min to drive from San Francisco to Vancouver.

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WestJet, Air Canada, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 798.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

WestJet, Air Canada 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 37 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, 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 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
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
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
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
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.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 San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

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