There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Whistler by plane, bus, train, subway 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, Express Bus to Whistler  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR) SFO - YVR
  2. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$134 - $543

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Bus, Express Bus to Whistler  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$118 - $319

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Vancouver, Express Bus to Whistler  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Vancouver (YVR) SJC - YVR
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$139 - $618

BART to Oakland, fly to Bellingham, Express Bus to Whistler  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Bellingham (BLI) OAK - BLI
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$153 - $701

Fly San Francisco to Seattle, train, Express Bus to Whistler  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) SFO - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$151 - $402

Fly Oakland to Seattle, train, Express Bus to Whistler  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Seattle (SEA) OAK - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$155 - $415

Train, Express Bus to Whistler  •  31 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$176 - $494

Drive  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Whistler 1033.2 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Whistler is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 18 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Whistler is to fly and Express Bus to Whistler which costs $130 - $550 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Whistler is 858 miles. The road distance is 1033.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Whistler without a car is to bus and Express Bus to Whistler which takes 28 h 43 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to get from San Francisco to Whistler, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Whistler is 1033 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 12 min to drive from San Francisco to Whistler.

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

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There are 153+ hotels available in Whistler. Prices start at $101 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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Whistler.
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  • Distance: 858.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Whistler via Sacramento, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, Main Street-Science World Station Platform 1, Burrard Station Platform 1, and Burrard Station in around 28 h 43 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Oakland to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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 Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
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 Francisco to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $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
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 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
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
Bus operators
Epic Rides
Phone
604 349 1234
Email
Abeer@EpicRides.ca
Website
epicrides.ca
Bus from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
epicrides.ca
Pacific Coach
Website
pacificcoach.com
Bus from Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Village - Gate Loop
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
pacificcoach.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
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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