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There are 9 ways to get from Vancouver to San Francisco by plane, shuttle, 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  •  5h 15m

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

$119 - $493

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Bus  •  26h 45m

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

$104 - $255

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Fly Vancouver to Oakland  •  6h 57m

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

$133 - $505

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly to Oakland  •  6h 28m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Oakland (OAK) BLI - OAK

$136 - $645

Fly Vancouver to San Jose, BART  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Jose (SJC) YVR - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$164 - $608

Train to Everett, fly to San Francisco  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Everett (PAE) to San Francisco (SFO) PAE - SFO

$109 - $411

Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Oakland  •  8h 19m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK

$148 - $335

Train  •  28h 49m

  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  •  16h 29m

  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 16h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 45m.

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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 26h 45m and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Vancouver to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Vancouver to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 26h 45m, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 28h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Vancouver 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 Vancouver to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 798.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

WestJet, Air Canada 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 in around 26h 45m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Everett to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
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
22h 50m
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
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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
23h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to San Francisco is 1527 km. It takes approximately 16h 29m 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 615+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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