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There are 7 ways to get from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco by plane, 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 to Oakland  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Oakland (OAK) STL - OAK

$172 - $494

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Francisco (SFO) STL - SFO

$158 - $372

5 alternative options

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Jose (SJC) STL - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$224 - $920

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

$229 - $319

Train, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
  2. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Amtrak

$258 - $372

Train, bus via Los Angeles  •  2 days 22h

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

$242 - $362

Drive  •  31h 28m

  1. Drive from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco 2064.8 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco is to drive which costs $200 - $300 and takes 31h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco is to fly which costs $150 - $380 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Forsyth @ Hoyt Eb and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Rock Road Transit Center, St Louis, Mo and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Washington University in St. Louis and San Francisco is 1746 miles. The road distance is 2064.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 5h and costs $220 - $320.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6h 33m and costs $170 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $320 and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 10m.

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Washington University in St. Louis 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 University in St. Louis to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1745.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco via Forsyth @ Hoyt Eb, Rock Road Transit Center, Cass @ 20Th Street Eb, St Louis, Mo, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$460 - $700
Business Seat
$500 - $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 St Louis, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
40h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$260 - $370
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco is 2065 miles. It takes approximately 31h 28m to drive from Washington University in St. Louis to San Francisco.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Oakland Airport.

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