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Travel Information to San Francisco, CA from New York, NY

distanceDistance2560 miles (4129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$138 - $346
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $138 (€119) • 73 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $285 (€246) • 6 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2560 miles (4129 km) by bus, train or flight from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA.

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from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA

How to get from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
flight

The best way to travel from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

United
01:16PM8h39
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
06:55PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
$5551One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
United
01:16PM8h39
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
06:55PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
$5551One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
United
08:35AM5h56
Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR)
11:31AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
$14221One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
03:40PM91h30
Penn Station, New York, NY
08:10AMEmeryville station, Emeryville, CA
$20061One-way
2 transfers
Amtrak
10:52AM85h45
Penn Station, New York, NY
09:37PMEmeryville station, Emeryville, CA
$30421One-way
3 transfers
Amtrak
11:35AM81h40
Penn Station, New York, NY
06:15PMEmeryville station, Emeryville, CA
$30931One-way
4 transfers
Greyhound
08:30AM73h20
New York, NY
06:50AMSan Francisco, CA
$6411One-way
3 transfers
Greyhound
08:30AM77h15
New York, NY
10:45AMSan Francisco, CA
$6441One-way
4 transfers
Greyhound
08:30AM73h45
New York, NY
07:15AMSan Francisco, CA
$6571One-way
3 transfers
United
02:25PM8h38
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
08:03PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
$5551One-way
1 transfer
United
03:30PM8h44
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
09:14PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
$5551One-way
1 transfer
United
05:25PM8h34
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
10:59PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
$5551One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel between New York and San Francisco with Amtrak, FlixBus and American Airlines. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains to San Francisco from New York, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel from New York to San Francisco.

        FAQs: Travel from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA

        FAQs: Travel to San Francisco, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. You can take a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to San Francisco, CA from New York, NY is by taking a bus, which costs on average $138 (€119).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA:

        Taking a bus costs $147 (€127) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $285 (€246).

        Taking a bus costs $208 (€180) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $346 (€299).

        The quickest way to travel to San Francisco, CA from New York, NY is by flight, which takes on average 6 h 23 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 73 h 20 min.

        Train takes on average 76 h 25 min.

        You should expect to travel around 2560 miles (4129 km) between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.

        The average frequency per day from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

          These are the most popular departure and arrival points from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA:

            The following travel companies offer services from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA:

            • Travel with Greyhound or FlixBus for buses to San Francisco, CA. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus New York, NY to San Francisco, CA tickets on Omio for $138 (€119).
            • Travel with Alaska Airlines, United, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways or Spirit Airlines to go to San Francisco, CA by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find American Airlines New York, NY to San Francisco, CA tickets on Omio for $136 (€117).
            • Travel with Amtrak to go to San Francisco, CA by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak New York, NY to San Francisco, CA tickets on Omio for $346 (€299).

            Yes, there are direct routes from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA with the following travel companies:

            • You can travel directly by bus with.
            • You can travel directly by plane with Alaska Airlines or United.
            • You'll find direct trains with.

            Direct services to San Francisco, CA tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

            Many of our customers who book a trip from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Sacramento, CA or San Jose, CA. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your New York, NY and San Francisco, CA itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between San Francisco, CA and any of these top destinations today!

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