There are 9 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 Toronto to San Francisco  •  8 h 43 min

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

$206 - $456

Cheapest option

Fly Toronto to San Jose, Caltrain  •  12 h 7 min

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

$167 - $408

7 alternative options

Fly Toronto to Oakland  •  10 h 29 min

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

$209 - $578

Train to Detroit, fly to San Francisco  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Francisco (SFO) DTW - SFO

$221 - $591

Train to Detroit, fly to Oakland  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Oakland (OAK) DTW - OAK

$255 - $453

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

$386 - $1,166

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Los Angeles, CA
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$210 - $761

Train  •  2 days 22 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

$399 - $1,215

Drive  •  41 h

  1. Drive from Toronto to San Francisco 2650.8 miles

$350 - $550

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, and Richmond in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via San Diego
Avg. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Portland
Avg. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Kansas City
Avg. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Nashville
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Avg. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Newark
Avg. Duration
10 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Avg. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Avg. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Vancouver
Avg. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Detroit
Avg. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Baltimore
Avg. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland
Avg. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Avg. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$65 - $90
Economy Plus
$95 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Avg. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Rome2rio guide to
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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
Avg. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Megabus CA
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Avg. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$17 - $35
Standard Fare
$26 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Los Angeles, CA
Avg. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Rome2rio guide to
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Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Avg. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Toronto to San Francisco?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which costs $300 and takes 8 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8 h 43 min and costs $300.

Is there a direct bus between Toronto and San Francisco?

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 Buffalo, NY, Columbus, OH and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

How long does it take to get from Toronto to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to get from Toronto to San Francisco, including transfers.