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 20 min

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

$121 - $489

Cheapest option

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

6 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Oakland  •  6 h 59 min

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

$138 - $497

Subway to Bellingham, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the subway from Vancouver City Centre Station to Bridgeport Station
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Oakland (OAK) BLI - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$134 - $641

Fly Vancouver to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6 h 53 min

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

$129 - $560

Fly Seattle to Oakland, BART  •  7 h 59 min

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

$148 - $332

Train  •  28 h 49 min

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

$158 - $437

Drive  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to San Francisco 957 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 34 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 20 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is 1281 km. The road distance is 1531.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Vancouver to San Francisco, including transfers.

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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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Map of how to get from Vancouver to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 800.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

United Airlines, Air Canada and three 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 in around 26 h.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from Vancouver City Centre Station to Bridgeport Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
translink.ca
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza
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
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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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