There are 8 ways to get from Toronto 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  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Francisco (SFO) YYZ - SFO

$210 - $468

Cheapest option

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  11 h 44 min

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

$164 - $422

6 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Oakland (OAK) YYZ - OAK

$204 - $620

Fly to Santa Rosa, train  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Santa Rosa (STS) YYZ - STS
  2. Take the train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael

$279 - $1,127

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak

$384 - $1,161

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca

$297 - $769

Train  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak

$397 - $1,211

Drive  •  41 h

  1. Drive from Toronto to San Francisco 2650.8 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which costs $270 - $650 and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8 h 29 min and costs $270 - $650.

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The distance between Toronto and San Francisco is 3644 km. The road distance is 4241 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Toronto to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Toronto, On and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Detroit, Mi, Columbus, Oh, Las Vegas, Nv and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Toronto to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to San Francisco via Windsor, Detroit Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, and Richmond in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Washington Dulles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Cleveland, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Detroit, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Raleigh/Durham, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via San Diego, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Toronto to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
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
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
42 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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