How to travel from San Francisco, CA to New York City

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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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To get from San Francisco, CA to New York City on Aug 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA5h43 07:08PMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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3731One-way
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09:00AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA5h30 05:30PMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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10:41AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA5h58 07:39PMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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08:30PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA5h30 05:00AMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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3731One-way
10:45AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA5h30 07:15PMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ
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Travel Information to New York City from San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance2560 miles (4129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$262 - $573
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $262 (€243) • 79 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $573 (€531) • 5 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2560 miles (4129 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from San Francisco, CA to New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $262 (€243). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Francisco, CA to New York City.

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There are 4 travel options from San Francisco, CA to New York City: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco, CA to New York City is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $262 (€243) compared to other travel options to New York City:

Taking a train is about $311 (€288) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $573 (€531) for this journey.

The fastest way from San Francisco, CA to New York City is by flight with an average journey time of 5 h 12 min.

There are alternative travel options to New York City that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to New York City by train can take on average 79 h 42 min.

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

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

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

    • You can go to New York City from San Francisco, CA by plane with Alaska Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $573 (€531) with Alaska Airlines from San Francisco, CA to New York City on Omio.
    • You can go to New York City from San Francisco, CA by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $262 (€243) with Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to New York City on Omio.
    Looking to extend your trip from San Francisco, CA to New York City? Many Omio customers who go from San Francisco, CA to New York City usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Madrid or London from New York City, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

    • Plane tickets cost on average $573 (€531) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $262 (€243) one way.

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

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