There are 9 ways to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco by plane, subway, 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 Burbank to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 20 min

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

$107 - $433

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank Station to San Francisco, CA

$32 - $52

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Fly Burbank to San Francisco  •  3 h 20 min

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

$73 - $461

Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco  •  3 h 26 min

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

$80 - $259

Fly Burbank to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 43 min

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

$68 - $316

Fly Burbank to Concord, BART  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Concord (CCR) BUR - CCR
  2. Take the BART from Concord BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$52 - $350

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Chatsworth station to Hill St. & College St. Commuter Express 419
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$73 - $76

Train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Van Nuys Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$72 - $190

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to San Francisco 370 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco is to fly and BART which costs $100 - $440 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Van Nuys to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Victory / Van Nuys and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Burbank Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 1 min.

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The distance between Van Nuys and San Francisco is 335 miles. The road distance is 370 miles.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 1 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Van Nuys to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Burbank Station.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $70 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 9 h 1 min, you could also train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 11 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Burbank Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Van Nuys to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Van Nuys to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 334.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Van Nuys, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Van Nuys to San Francisco every 3 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Van Nuys to San Francisco every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Burbank to Concord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Concord BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
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 Van Nuys Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Chatsworth station to Hill St. & College St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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