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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.

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Fly Toronto to San Francisco  •  8 h 38 min

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

$210 - $468

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Fly Toronto to Oakland  •  10 h 39 min

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

$204 - $620

6 alternative options

Fly Toronto to San Jose  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Jose (SJC) YYZ - SJC

$205 - $463

Train to Detroit, fly to San Francisco  •  12 h 19 min

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

$242 - $578

Train via Detroit Amtrak Station  •  2 days 16 h

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

$407 - $1,153

Train  •  2 days 22 h

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

$415 - $1,216

Bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$289 - $775

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 38 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 38 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 Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, Il and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 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 train which takes 2 days 22 h and costs $500 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to get from Toronto to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Toronto to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, 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 38 min and costs $270 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $500 - $1,600 and takes 2 days 16 h, you could also bus, which costs $370 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 39 min.

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Toronto 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 Toronto to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2277.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 38 min

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 Station, Chicago Union Station, Richmond Amtrak, 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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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 Detroit Amtrak Station 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
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
Train from Buffalo Depew Station 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 Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
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 Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Toronto. It is currently 9:49 PM in Toronto and 6:49 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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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 613+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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