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You can get from New York City to San Francisco, CA by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information to San Francisco, CA from New York City

distanceDistance2560 miles (4129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$214 - $305
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $214 (€171) • 76 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $305 (€244) • 6 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlaska Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 2560 miles (4129 km) to San Francisco, CA from New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $214 (€171). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alaska Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from New York City to San Francisco, CA.

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Travel from New York City to San Francisco, CA
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 City to San Francisco, CA.
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How do I travel from New York City to San Francisco, CA?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between New York City and San Francisco, CA. You can take a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel to San Francisco, CA from New York City is by taking a train with an average price of $214 (€171).

This is compared to other travel options to San Francisco, CA:

Taking a train is about $91 (€73) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $305 (€244) for this journey.

Taking a train is usually $61 (€49) less than taking a bus to San Francisco, CA, which costs on average $274 (€219) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get 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 3 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 98 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to San Francisco, CA by train can take on average 76 h 25 min.

How many miles from New York City to San Francisco, CA would I travel?

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

When traveling between New York City and San Francisco, CA, what are the departure and arrival points in New York City and 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 go to San Francisco, CA from New York City by plane with Alaska Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $305 (€244) with Alaska Airlines from New York City to San Francisco, CA on Omio.
    • You can take a bus from New York City to San Francisco, CA with Greyhound. Cheap tickets can be found for $274 (€219) with Greyhound from New York City to San Francisco, CA.
    • You can travel by train to San Francisco, CA from New York City with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak New York City to San Francisco, CA tickets for $214 (€171) on Omio.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from New York City to San Francisco, CA?
    Your trip from New York City to San Francisco, CA doesn't have to end in San Francisco, CA. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin. If you’d like to add Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin to your New York City to San Francisco, CA tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from San Francisco, CA today!
    How far in advance should I purchase my New York City to San Francisco, CA one way ticket online to get 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 book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets are costing $305 (€244) one way on average.
    • Bus tickets are costing on average $274 (€219) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $214 (€171) one way.

    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.