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There are 11 ways to get from Union Station to San Francisco by plane, subway, bus, tram, train 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 Los Angeles to Oakland, BART  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$55 - $201

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Francisco FlixBus

$14 - $25

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Fly Burbank to Oakland, BART  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$110 - $438

Fly Burbank to San Francisco  •  3h 39m

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

$76 - $466

Bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station to Pomona Transit Center
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK

$108 - $568

Tram to Long Beach, fly to Oakland  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK

$61 - $287

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Oakland  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK

$130 - $656

Bus Megabus  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$30 - $50

Bus Boltbus  •  8h 30m

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

$29 - $45

Train  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$74 - $197

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Union Station to San Francisco 396.2 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to San Francisco is to bus which costs $14 - $25 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to San Francisco is to fly and BART which costs $50 - $210 and takes 3h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LA Downtown and arriving at San Francisco. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Union Station and San Francisco is 350 miles. The road distance is 396.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 8h and costs $14 - $25.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Union Station to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Union Station to San Francisco bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Union Station to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3h 39m and costs $75 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $25 and takes 8h, you could also train, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 11h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Union Station to San Francisco bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Francisco station.

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Map of how to get from Union Station to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 349.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Union Station to San Francisco every 3 hours. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Union Station to San Francisco 5 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Merced
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
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 to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to San Francisco is 396 miles. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Union Station to San Francisco.

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Spirit Airlines, Boutique Air and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 624+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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