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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Vancouver by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Vancouver  •  5h 6m

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

$118 - $492

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Bus  •  26h 25m

  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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Fly Oakland to Vancouver  •  6h 54m

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

$132 - $505

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Vancouver  •  6h 33m

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

$123 - $570

Fly Oakland to Bellingham, shuttle  •  6h 24m

  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

$135 - $645

Train  •  28h 46m

  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  •  16h 31m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Vancouver 954.6 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Vancouver is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Vancouver is to fly which costs $110 - $500 and takes 5h 6m.

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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 26h 25m.

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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 26h 25m and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m 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 5h 6m and costs $110 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 26h 25m, you could also train, which costs $150 - $440 and takes 28h 46m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 16m.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 798.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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 26h 25m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
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
1h 28m
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
22h 17m
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
4h
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
1h 30m
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
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

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More Questions & Answers

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

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WestJet, Delta, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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There are 714+ hotels available in Vancouver. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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