There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver 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 Vancouver to San Francisco  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Francisco (SFO) YVR - SFO

$121 - $489

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Bus  •  26 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca 1429
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...

$105 - $259

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Fly Vancouver to Oakland  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Oakland (OAK) YVR - OAK

$138 - $497

Fly Bellingham to Oakland, BART  •  6 h 26 min

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

$134 - $641

Fly Vancouver to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6 h 45 min

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

$130 - $561

Fly Seattle to Oakland, BART  •  8 h 19 min

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

$147 - $330

Train  •  28 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$158 - $437

Drive  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to San Francisco 954.4 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 16 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is 1277 km. The road distance is 1527 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 26 h and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Vancouver to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 26 h, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 28 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 18 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to San Francisco is 1527 km. It takes approximately 16 h 29 min to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco.

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WestJet, Delta, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 628+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 798.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and San Francisco, CA, USA?

WestJet, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to San Francisco via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, and 19th St. Oakland BART Station in around 26 h.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
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 Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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