There are 11 ways to get from Union Station to San Francisco by plane, subway, tram, bus, train, night 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 Los Angeles to San Francisco  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$77 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco LA-Oakland

$29 - $45

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Fly Burbank to San Francisco  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO

$76 - $466

Fly Burbank to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$110 - $438

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$63 - $289

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK

$130 - $605

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$130 - $656

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Oakland / ...

$30 - $50

Train, Caltrain  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Bullet / ...

$76 - $190

Night bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6862 / ...

$42 - $108

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Union Station to San Francisco 396.2 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Union Station to San Francisco is to bus which costs $29 - $45 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $75 - $260.

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The distance between Union Station and San Francisco is 559 km. The road distance is 634 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Union Station to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles and arriving at San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Union Station to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at San Francisco Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Union Station to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Union Station to San Francisco every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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