There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to San Francisco by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO

$98 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca 1431
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...

$90 - $219

4 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK

$102 - $274

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 47 min

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

$98 - $256

Train  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$125 - $354

Drive  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to San Francisco 814.1 miles

$75 - $120

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Virgin America and two other airlines fly from Seattle to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to San Francisco via Sacramento, Ca in around 20 h 29 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Seattle to San Francisco?

The distance between Seattle and San Francisco is 1093 km. The road distance is 1302 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Seattle to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to San Francisco is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Seattle to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Seattle to San Francisco is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $95 - $270.

Is there a direct bus between Seattle and San Francisco?

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Seattle to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Seattle to San Francisco, including transfers.