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

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Fly Sydney to San Francisco  •  16h 34m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO) SYD - SFO

$425 - $517

6 alternative options

Fly Sydney to Oakland  •  19h 2m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Oakland (OAK) SYD - OAK

$482 - $20,023

Fly Sydney to San Jose, Caltrain  •  20h 37m

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

$573 - $1,629

Train to Newcastle, fly to San Francisco  •  21h 46m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to San Francisco (SFO) NTL - SFO

$521 - $1,437

Fly Sydney to Santa Rosa, bus  •  23h 40m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Santa Rosa (STS) SYD - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International

$651 - $1,659

Fly Sydney to Sacramento, train  •  22h 17m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Sacramento (SMF) SYD - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak

$744 - $3,060

Fly Sydney to Monterey, shuttle  •  26h 6m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Monterey (MRY) SYD - MRY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport

$863 - $2,579

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to San Francisco is to fly which costs $600 - $800 and takes 16h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to San Francisco is to fly which costs $600 - $800 and takes 16h 34m.

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The distance between Sydney and San Francisco is 7467 miles.

It takes approximately 16h 34m to get from Sydney to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 13h 25m.

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San Francisco is 17h behind Sydney. It is currently 9:44 AM in Sydney and 4:44 PM in San Francisco.

American Airlines, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 654+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 7467.2 miles
  • Duration: 16h 34m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Qantas, United Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Sydney to San Francisco hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h 46m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
20h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,000
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via San Francisco, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
26h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,500
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 21m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 21m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,000
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
22h 46m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via San Francisco, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 21m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 28m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h 46m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
20h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to San Francisco via Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $4,700
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 28m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $850
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 28m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,400
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
23h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,400 - $8,000
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,400
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,900 - $7,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via San Francisco, San Diego
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,300
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via San Francisco, Burbank
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,400
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,400
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,900 - $7,000
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,000
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,400
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Fiji Airways
Website
fijiairways.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,000
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$16 - $21
First Class
$22 - $30
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 Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55

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