There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to San Francisco by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Vancouver to San Francisco  •  5h 23m

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

$95 - $269

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Fly Vancouver to Oakland  •  7h 10m

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

$142 - $375

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly to Oakland  •  6h 57m

  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

$222 - $1,175

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

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

$153 - $571

Train to Everett, fly to San Francisco  •  8h 55m

  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 - $424

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 / ...

$111 - $151

Train  •  28h 55m

  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

$125 - $180

Drive  •  16h 44m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to San Francisco 958 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 5h 23m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver station to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station and arriving at Civic Center / UN Plaza via Seattle King Street Station and Lake Merritt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 55m.

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The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is 801 miles. The road distance is 958 miles.

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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 $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m 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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Vancouver to San Francisco train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to San Francisco is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs $120 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $210 and takes 26h 45m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $250 and takes 28h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 800.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

United Airlines, WestJet 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 Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Everett to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Everett to San Francisco via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $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
$95 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 11m.

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Vancouver to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Vancouver to San Francisco train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to San Francisco is 958 miles. It takes approximately 16h 44m to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco.

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WestJet, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 555+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $6.

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