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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to San Francisco by plane, bus, tram, subway, train 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 Everett to San Francisco  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Everett (PAE) to San Francisco (SFO) PAE - SFO

$99 - $366

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Line 60 bus, tram to Portland, fly to San Francisco  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the line 60 bus from Broadway & 12th St fs to Delta Park/Vanport MAX
  2. Take the tram from Delta Park/Vanport station to Interstate/Rose Quarter station
  3. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) PDX - SFO

$74 - $227

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Fly Seattle to San Francisco  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO

$99 - $263

Fly Seattle to Oakland  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK

$103 - $275

Line 60 bus, tram to Portland, fly to Oakland, BART  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the line 60 bus from Broadway & 12th St fs to Delta Park/Vanport MAX
  2. Take the tram from Delta Park/Vanport station to Interstate/Rose Quarter station
  3. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$88 - $319

Fly Spokane to San Francisco  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Spokane (GEG) to San Francisco (SFO) GEG - SFO

$138 - $610

Bus  •  22h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...

$93 - $136

Train  •  23h 25m

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$96 - $134

Drive  •  14h 2m

  1. Drive from Seattle to San Francisco 815.1 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to San Francisco is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to San Francisco is to fly which costs $95 - $370 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from 5th Ave & Marion St and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Seattle, Wa and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 8m.

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The distance between Washington and San Francisco is 671 miles. The road distance is 815.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 22h 8m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from Washington to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Washington to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Washington to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3h 4m and costs $95 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 22h 8m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 23h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Everett Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Washington 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 Washington to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 670.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 4m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines fly from Everett to San Francisco every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to San Francisco via Airport Way S & S Royal Brougham Way, Seattle, Wa, and Sacramento, Ca in around 22h 8m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
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
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Everett to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Spokane to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Spokane to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Spokane to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Spokane to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Spokane to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Spokane to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Tram from Delta Park/Vanport station to Interstate/Rose Quarter station
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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 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
C-Tran
Phone
+1 360-695-0123
Website
c-tran.com
Bus from Broadway & 12th St fs to Delta Park/Vanport MAX
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
c-tran.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 Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to San Francisco is 815 miles. It takes approximately 14h 2m to drive from Washington to San Francisco.

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United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Everett Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 631+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Everett Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $22 - $27.

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