How to travel from San Diego to San Francisco, CA

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Travel Information from San Diego to San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$63 - $104
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $63 (€60) • 10 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $104 (€98) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, United or Amtrak

Travel 457 miles (737 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to San Francisco, CA from San Diego. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $63 (€60). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Diego to San Francisco, CA.

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Travel Tips: 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 San Diego to San Francisco, CA.
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You can travel to San Francisco, CA from San Diego 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to San Francisco, CA from San Diego is by taking a bus, which costs on average $63 (€60).

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

Taking a bus is usually $41 (€39) less than taking a flight to San Francisco, CA, which costs on average $104 (€98) for the same trip.

A bus is $3 (€3) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from San Diego to San Francisco, CA costing on average $66 (€62).

The fastest way to get to San Francisco, CA from San Diego is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to San Francisco, CA can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to San Francisco, CA by bus can take on average 10 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 13 h 59 min   on average.

San Francisco, CA is approximately 457 miles (737 km) away from San Diego.

The average frequency per day from San Diego to San Francisco, CA is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between San Diego and San Francisco, CA as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from San Diego to San Francisco, CA, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Flixbus can take you to San Francisco, CA by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from San Diego to San Francisco, CA for $63 (€60).
    • Travel with United to go to San Francisco, CA by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find United San Diego to San Francisco, CA tickets on Omio for $104 (€98).
    • Amtrak can take you to San Francisco, CA by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from San Diego to San Francisco, CA for $66 (€62).
    Looking to extend your trip from San Diego to San Francisco, CA? Many Omio customers who go from San Diego 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.

    Before traveling from San Diego to San Francisco, CA, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket is costing on average $63 (€60) one way for this route.
    • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $104 (€98) one way.
    • A train ticket costs $66 (€62) one way on average for this trip.

    But we recommend booking San Diego to San Francisco, CA tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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