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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to San Francisco by plane, subway, bus, train or shuttle

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Fly to San Francisco  •  16h 37m

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

$462 - $8,024

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Fly to Oakland  •  19h 6m

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

$514 - $1,326

Fly to San Jose, BART  •  20h 44m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to San Jose (SJC) SYD - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to Powell Street

$524 - $1,327

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  24h 38m

  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

$808 - $2,066

Fly to Sacramento, train  •  22h 41m

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

$526 - $1,264

Fly to Monterey, shuttle  •  26h 18m

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

$774 - $1,888

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to San Francisco is to fly which costs $650 - $1,700 and takes 19h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to San Francisco is to fly which costs $550 - $11,000 and takes 16h 37m.

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It is approximately 7467 miles to get from Sydney to San Francisco.

It takes approximately 16h 37m 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 30m.

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San Francisco is 17h behind Sydney. It is currently 7:47 PM in Sydney and 2:47 AM in San Francisco.

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

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There are 1380+ 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 37m

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

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

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
24h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Honolulu, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $2,900
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 22m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Auckland, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
20h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
20h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
21h 39m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
21h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 18m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
20h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
19h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
21h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Santa Rosa via San Francisco, Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
19h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sydney to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Sydney to Sacramento via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $1,900
Fiji Airways
Website
fijiairways.com
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Sydney to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to Powell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
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 30m
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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