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There are 12 ways to get from San Francisco to Villanova University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Philadelphia

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL)

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Fly Oakland to Philadelphia

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Philadelphia (PHL)

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Fly San Francisco to New York JFK, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to New York JFK (JFK)
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Philadelphia

Fly San Francisco to Baltimore, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Baltimore (BWI)
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia

Fly San Francisco to Newark, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia

Fly San Francisco to Reagan Washington, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reagan Washington (DCA)
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia

Fly Oakland to Newark, train

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia

Fly San Francisco to Washington Dulles, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Washington Dulles (IAD)
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia

Train via Washington

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Philadelphia

Train

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia

Drive

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Villanova University

San Francisco to Villanova University by subway, train and walk

7 Weekly Services
3 days 2h Average Duration
$312 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from San Francisco to Villanova University is to fly, which costs $100 - $430 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Villanova University is to fly which costs $100 - $430 and takes 8h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Villanova University. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Villanova via Richmond, Chicago Union Station, Rockville, Red Line Center Platform, Washington Union Station and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Villanova University is 2521 miles. The road distance is 2878.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Villanova University without a car is to train via Washington which takes 3 days 2h and costs $310 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from San Francisco to Villanova University, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Villanova University is to fly which takes 8h 47m and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can train via Washington, which costs $310 - $650 and takes 3 days 2h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $450 and takes 3 days 4h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 30m.

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Villanova University is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:51 AM in San Francisco and 10:51 AM in Villanova University.

Map of how to get from San Francisco to Villanova University.
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  • Distance: 2520.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Villanova University, PA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from San Francisco to Villanova University hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Villanova University via Richmond, Richmond, Chicago Union Station, Rockville Amtrak, Rockville, Red Line Center Platform, Union Station, Red Line Center Platform, Washington Union Station, Philadelphia, 30th Street Train Station, and Villanova in around 3 days 2h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,000 - $2,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Philadelphia via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Newark via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$23 - $75
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$40 - $130
Business Seat - Adult
$45 - $150
First Class - Child 2-12
$70 - $130
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$130 - $230
First Class - Adult
$140 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$26 - $85
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$45 - $160
Business Seat - Adult
$50 - $170
First Class - Child 2-12
$80 - $140
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$140 - $250
First Class - Adult
$160 - $280
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $90
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$27 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $100
Business Class Seat
$50 - $140
Bus operators
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.

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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$270 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $370
Flexible
$370 - $550

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More Questions & Answers

San Francisco to Villanova University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Villanova University is 2879 miles. It takes approximately 44h 36m to drive from San Francisco to Villanova University.

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Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 268+ hotels available in Villanova University. 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 27 min and costs $8 - $10.

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