There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Zion National park by plane, car, shuttle, train, bus or taxi

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 to Cedar City, drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Cedar City (CDC) OAK - CDC
  2. Drive from Cedar City to Zion National park

$165 - $370

Cheapest option

Bus, drive via Burbank  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Burbank
  2. Take the bus from Burbank to Las Vegas Downtown
  3. Take the bus from S MLK Blvd, Las Vegas to Cedar City, UT
  4. Drive from Cedar City, UT to Zion National park

$65 - $102

5 alternative options

Fly to St George, shuttle  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to St George (SGU) OAK - SGU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

Train, bus, taxi  •  17 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Barstow Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
  5. Take a taxi from St George to Zion National park

Bus, shuttle  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to St George
  3. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

Bus Silverado Stages, drive  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Las Vegas, NV
  3. Take the bus from S MLK Blvd, Las Vegas to Cedar City, UT
  4. Drive from Cedar City, UT to Zion National park

$136 - $203

Drive  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Zion National park 731.5 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Zion National park is 521 miles. The road distance is 731.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Zion National park without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 17 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from San Francisco to Zion National park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Oakland Airport to Cedar City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Zion National park is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:37 PM in San Francisco and 1:37 PM in Zion National park.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Zion National park is 731 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 17 min to drive from San Francisco to Zion National park.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Oakland Airport to Cedar City Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Zion National park. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Zion National park.
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  • Distance: 520.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Zion National park, UT, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Zion National park. However, you can take the BART to Coliseum BART Station, take the BART to Oakland International Airport BART Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to Cedar City, then take the drive to Zion National park. Alternatively, you can take the BART to Coliseum BART Station, take the BART to Oakland International Airport BART Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to St George, take the walk to 243 W 400 S, take the line 2 bus to Transit Center 957 E 100 S, take the walk to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, take the shuttle to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center, then take the walk to Zion National park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Cedar City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Oakland to St George via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to St George via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to St George via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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 Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$250 - $340
Bus operators
St. George Shuttle
Phone
+1 435-628-8320/(800) 933-8320
Email
info@stgshuttle.com
Website
stgshuttle.com
Shuttle from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
stgshuttle.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Barstow Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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 Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to St George
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Burbank to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from S MLK Blvd, Las Vegas to Cedar City, UT
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
GotoBus
Silverado Stages
Phone
(800) 892-7979
Website
silveradostages.com
Bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Las Vegas, NV
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
silveradomainline.com
Other operators
Taxi from St George to Zion National park
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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