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There are 10 ways to get from Tampa 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.

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Fly Tampa to San Francisco  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to San Francisco (SFO) TPA - SFO

$208 - $461

Cheapest option

Train to Orlando, fly to San Francisco  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to San Francisco (SFO) MCO - SFO

$166 - $467

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Fly Tampa to Oakland  •  9h 57m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Oakland (OAK) TPA - OAK

$182 - $563

Fly Tampa to San Jose  •  11h 52m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to San Jose (SJC) TPA - SJC

$263 - $806

Train to Orlando, fly to Oakland  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Oakland (OAK) MCO - OAK

$220 - $919

Bus via Atlanta, Ga  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$303 - $790

Bus  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
  5. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA

$259 - $577

Bus, train  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Lafayette, La
  3. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  4. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$392 - $1,126

Train  •  3 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak

$530 - $1,608

Drive  •  46h 31m

  1. Drive from Tampa to San Francisco 2893.2 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to San Francisco is to fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 9h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to San Francisco is to fly which costs $200 - $470 and takes 8h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Tampa, Fl and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Atlanta, Ga, Dallas, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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The distance between Tampa and San Francisco is 2411 miles. The road distance is 2893.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 23h and costs $300 - $800.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Tampa to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Tampa to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Tampa, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Tampa to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8h 26m and costs $200 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $300 - $800 and takes 2 days 23h, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,700 and takes 3 days 21h.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 6m.

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Tampa to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2410.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Tampa to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tampa to San Francisco via Atlanta, Ga, Dallas, Tx, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Austin
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Tampa Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
21h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Bus operators
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 Tampa, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Francisco is 3h behind Tampa. It is currently 6:28 PM in Tampa and 3:28 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to San Francisco is 2893 miles. It takes approximately 46h 31m to drive from Tampa to San Francisco.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Tampa Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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