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from San Francisco, CA to New York City

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

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Sat
Oct 16
$509Amtrak
$290Greyhound
$225American Airlines
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Oct 17
$347Amtrak
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Mon
Oct 18
$222Amtrak
$285Greyhound
$147United
Tue
Oct 19
$347Amtrak
$247Greyhound
$105American Airlines
Wed
Oct 20
$262Amtrak
$281Greyhound
$105American Airlines
Thu
Oct 21
$277Amtrak
$278Greyhound
$148United
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Oct 22
$346Amtrak
$284Greyhound
$147American Airlines

Travel Information between San Francisco, CA and New York City

distanceDistance2560 miles (4129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$137 - $268
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $137 (€112) • 5 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $137 (€112) • 5 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 2560 miles (4129 km) by flight, bus or train to New York City from San Francisco, CA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $137 (€112). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are American Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Francisco, CA to New York City.

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How do I go from San Francisco, CA to New York City?

You can travel from San Francisco, CA to New York City 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco, CA to New York City is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $137 (€112) compared to other travel options to New York City:

Taking a flight is usually $131 (€107) less than taking a bus to New York City, which costs on average $268 (€219) for the same trip.

A flight is $73 (€60) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from San Francisco, CA to New York City costing on average $210 (€172).

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

The fastest way to get to New York City from San Francisco, CA is by flight with an average travel time of 5 h 4 min.

Other travel options to New York City can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 74 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 79 h 23 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between San Francisco, CA and New York City?

The distance from San Francisco, CA to New York City is approximately 2560 miles (4129 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from San Francisco, CA to New York City?

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

    Which travel companies can take me from San Francisco, CA to New York City?

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

    • American Airlines can take you to New York City by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for American Airlines from San Francisco, CA to New York City for $137 (€112).
    • Travel with Greyhound to go to New York City by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound San Francisco, CA to New York City tickets on Omio for $268 (€219).
    • Amtrak can get you to New York City by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to New York City for $210 (€172) on Omio.
    What is another destination I should add to my tour from San Francisco, CA to New York City?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from San Francisco, CA to New York City often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your San Francisco, CA and New York City itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between New York City and any of these top destinations today!
    When should I purchase a ticket from San Francisco, CA to New York City online to score the best deals?

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

    • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $137 (€112) one way on average.
    • A bus ticket costs $268 (€219) one way on average for this journey.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $210 (€172) one way for this route.

    But we recommend booking San Francisco, CA to New York City 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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