San Francisco to Seattle

Cheapest

Carpool

Cheapest $71

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 2h 0min

Most Convenient

Flight

Most Convenient

There are 1 bus company, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, 8 airlines from San Francisco to Seattle. The cheapest bus costs $94 and is 22h 0min. The cheapest train costs $137 and is 15h 29min. The cheapest flight costs $76 and is 2h 4min.

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What is the best way to travel from San Francisco to Seattle?

There are 4 ways to travel from San Francisco to Seattle. 4 buses, 4 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The by car from San Francisco to Seattle is the cheapest. The flight operated by Alaska Airlines running from SFO to SEA is the fastest. The flight operated by Virgin America running from SFO to SEA is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between San Francisco and Seattle?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from San Francisco to Seattle. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from San Francisco to Seattle. But, because the flight only takes 2h 0min and costs $77, we recommend the flight. Although, the prices for flights vary drastically more so than buses or trains, so as you get closer to your date of travel, the likelihood of finding a cheap flight gets smaller.

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Bus from San Francisco to Seattle from $94 with Greyhound

Bus
San Francisco to Seattle
$94
22h 0min
San Francisco
22h 0min · Bus
Seattle

Train from OKJ Oakland to SEA Seattle from $138 with Amtrak

Train
OKJ to SEA
$138
15h 33min
OKJ
15h 33min · Train Coast Starlight
SEA

Flight from SFO San Francisco to SEA Seattle from $77 with Alaska Airlines, United, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines

Flight
SFO to SEA
$77
2h 0min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to SEA
    Alaska Airlines
    From $76
  • United flight to SEA
    United
    From $78
  • Virgin America flight to SEA
    Virgin America
    From $78
  • jetBlue flight to SEA
    jetBlue
    From $106
  • Southwest Airlines flight to SEA
    Southwest Airlines
    From $109
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to SEA
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $451

Train from EMY Emeryville to SEA Seattle from $137 with Amtrak

Train
EMY to SEA
$137
15h 29min
EMY
15h 29min · Train Coast Starlight
SEA

Bus from Oakland to Seattle from $86

Bus
Oakland to Seattle
$86
21h 37min
Oakland
21h 37min · Bus
Seattle

Flight from OAK Oakland to SEA Seattle from $77 with Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, jetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Multiple Airlines

Flight
OAK to SEA
$77
2h 0min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to SEA
    Alaska Airlines
    From $76
  • Southwest Airlines flight to SEA
    Southwest Airlines
    From $101
  • jetBlue flight to SEA
    jetBlue
    From $106
  • Spirit Airlines flight to SEA
    Spirit Airlines
    From $115
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to SEA
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $575

Train from BKY Berkeley to SEA Seattle from $140 with Amtrak

Train
BKY to SEA
$140
15h 51min
BKY
1h 30min · Train Capitol Corridor
SAC
14h 20min · Train Coast Starlight
SEA
Bus
Hayward to Seattle
$87
21h 55min
Hayward
21h 55min · Bus
Seattle
Flight
SJC to SEA
$320
6h 29min
SJC
6h 29min · Flight
SEA
Train
RIC to SEA
$140
15h 49min
RIC
1h 28min · Train Capitol Corridor
SAC
14h 20min · Train Coast Starlight
SEA
Bus
San Jose to Seattle
$89
22h 37min
San Jose
22h 37min · Bus
Seattle
Flight
STS to SEA
$307
6h 17min
STS
6h 17min · Flight
SEA
Drive
San Francisco to Seattle
$71
16h 58min
San Francisco
16h 58min · Drive
Seattle