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  •  8 h 15 min

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

$208 - $461

Cheapest option

Train to Orlando, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 19 min

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

$168 - $471

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Fly Tampa to Oakland  •  9 h 52 min

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

$182 - $563

Fly Tampa to San Jose  •  11 h 45 min

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

$263 - $806

Train to Orlando, fly to Oakland  •  10 h 30 min

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

$222 - $923

Bus via Atlanta, Ga  •  2 days 22 h

  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 1 h

  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 1 h

  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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Burbank to San Francisco

$338 - $953

Train  •  3 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak 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 Transit Station

$530 - $1,608

Drive  •  46 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to San Francisco 2893.2 miles

$280 - $410

Questions & Answers

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 22 h.

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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 22 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min 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 8 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 22 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 3 days 21 h.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 38 min.

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

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Tampa. It is currently 5:01 PM in Tampa and 2:01 PM in San Francisco.

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

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Map of how to get from Tampa to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2410.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

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 22 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tampa to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Orlando to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Orlando to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 11 min
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 Tampa Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 11 min
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
17 h 40 min
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 Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once 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
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$260 - $340
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
24 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
32 h 40 min
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
9 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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

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