There are 7 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 20 min

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

$210 - $469

Cheapest option

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  11 h 49 min

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

$165 - $424

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Fly to Oakland  •  10 h 19 min

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

$204 - $621

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
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station

$385 - $1,164

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 22 h

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

$398 - $1,213

Drive  •  41 h

  1. Drive from Toronto to San Francisco 2650.8 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which costs $270 - $650 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which costs $270 - $650 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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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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The distance between Toronto and San Francisco is 3644 km. The road distance is 4241.3 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 19 h and costs $380 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Toronto to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Toronto to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Toronto, On station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Francisco is to fly which takes 8 h 20 min and costs $270 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $490 - $1,500 and takes 2 days 16 h, you could also bus, which costs $380 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 21 min.

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

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Toronto. It is currently 5:37 PM in Toronto and 2:37 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to San Francisco is 4241 km. It takes approximately 41 h to drive from Toronto to San Francisco.

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  • Distance: 2277.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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

Air Canada, Delta 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, Richmond Transit Station, and Richmond BART Station in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 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

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 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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