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from New York City to San Francisco, CA

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$283Amtrak
$294Greyhound
$167American Airlines
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Dec 6
$354Amtrak
$258Greyhound
$211American Airlines
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Dec 7
$217Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$105United
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$94Alaska Airlines
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Dec 10
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Dec 11
$212Amtrak
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$122American Airlines
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$282Amtrak
$271Greyhound
$130United
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Dec 14
$216Amtrak
$268Greyhound
$79Alaska Airlines
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$213Amtrak
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$228United
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Dec 17
$514Amtrak
$306Greyhound
$265Alaska Airlines
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Dec 19
$357Amtrak
$306Greyhound
$318Alaska Airlines
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$411Amtrak
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$423Amtrak
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$279Amtrak
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$387Amtrak
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Travel Information between New York City and San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance2560 miles (4129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$131 - $254
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $131 (€109) • 6 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $131 (€109) • 6 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 2560 miles (4129 km) by flight, bus or train between New York City and San Francisco, CA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 6 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $131 (€109). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are American Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from New York City to San Francisco, CA.

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What are the ways to get from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

There are 3 ways to travel to San Francisco, CA from New York City including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

The cheapest way to go to San Francisco, CA from New York City is by taking a flight, which costs on average $131 (€109).

This is compared to other ways of getting to San Francisco, CA:

Taking a flight is usually $124 (€103) less than taking a bus to San Francisco, CA, which costs on average $254 (€212) for the same trip.

A flight is $79 (€66) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from New York City to San Francisco, CA costing on average $210 (€175).

What is the quickest way from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

The fastest way from New York City to San Francisco, CA is by flight with an average journey time of 6 h 6 min.

There are alternative travel options to San Francisco, CA that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 73 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 75 h 30 min.

How far is it from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

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

  • 1 bus a day.

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

When traveling to San Francisco, CA from New York City, where do I depart from New York City and where do I arrive in San Francisco, CA?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from New York City to San Francisco, CA:

    • You can travel between New York City and San Francisco, CA by flight with American Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $131 (€109) with American Airlines from New York City to San Francisco, CA.
    • You can travel by bus from New York City to San Francisco, CA with Greyhound, and you can find Greyhound New York City to San Francisco, CA tickets for $254 (€212) on Omio.
    • You can go to San Francisco, CA from New York City by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $210 (€175) with Amtrak from New York City to San Francisco, CA on Omio.
    Where else should I travel to after my journey from New York City to San Francisco, CA ends?
    Looking to extend your trip from New York City to San Francisco, CA? Many Omio customers who go from New York City to San Francisco, CA usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin from San Francisco, CA, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How early should I buy New York City to San Francisco, CA tickets online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from New York City to San Francisco, CA, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets are costing on average $131 (€109) one way.
    • Bus tickets cost $254 (€212) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $210 (€175) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from New York City to San Francisco, CA online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.