Seattle to San Francisco

Thu
$84
Jun 21
Fri
$90
Jun 22
Sat
$90
Jun 23
Sun
$91
Jun 24
Mon
$76
Jun 25
Tue
$76
Jun 26
Wed
$78
Jun 27
Thu
$78
Jun 28
Fri
$78
Jun 29
Sat
$85
Jun 30
Sun
$86
Jul 1
Mon
$78
Jul 2
Tue
$78
Jul 3
Wed
$78
Jul 4
Cheapest

Carpool

Cheapest $71

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 2h 0min

Most Convenient

Flight

Most Convenient

There are 1 bus company operating from Seattle to San Francisco, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, 8 airlines operating from Seattle to San Francisco from Seattle to San Francisco. The cheapest bus costs $78 and is 21h 4min. The cheapest train costs $137 and is 15h 29min. The cheapest flight costs $76 and is 2h 9min.

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

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

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Seattle to San Francisco. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Seattle to San Francisco. 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 Seattle to San Francisco from $78 with Greyhound

Bus
Seattle to San Francisco
$78
21h 4min
Seattle
21h 4min · Bus
San Francisco

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

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

Flight from LKE Seattle to SFO San Francisco from $319

Flight
LKE to SFO
$319
6h 28min
LKE
6h 28min · Flight
SFO

Bus from Seattle to Oakland from $86

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

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

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

Flight from LKE Seattle to OAK Oakland from $318

Flight
LKE to OAK
$318
6h 27min
LKE
6h 27min · Flight
OAK

Bus from Seattle to Hayward from $87

Bus
Seattle to Hayward
$87
21h 55min
Seattle
21h 55min · Bus
Hayward
Train
SEA to BKY
$140
15h 51min
SEA
14h 20min · Train Coast Starlight
SAC
1h 30min · Train Capitol Corridor
BKY
Flight
SEA to SFO
$77
2h 4min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to SFO
    Alaska Airlines
    From $76
  • Southwest Airlines flight to SFO
    Southwest Airlines
    From $109
  • Virgin America flight to SFO
    Virgin America
    From $78
  • United flight to SFO
    United
    From $80
  • jetBlue flight to SFO
    jetBlue
    From $95
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to SFO
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $616
Bus
Seattle to San Jose
$89
22h 37min
Seattle
22h 37min · Bus
San Jose
Train
SEA to RIC
$140
15h 49min
SEA
14h 20min · Train Coast Starlight
SAC
1h 28min · Train Capitol Corridor
RIC
Flight
SEA to OAK
$77
2h 0min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to OAK
    Alaska Airlines
    From $76
  • jetBlue flight to OAK
    jetBlue
    From $89
  • Southwest Airlines flight to OAK
    Southwest Airlines
    From $101
  • Spirit Airlines flight to OAK
    Spirit Airlines
    From $115
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to OAK
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $439
Drive
Seattle to San Francisco
$71
16h 58min
Seattle
16h 58min · Drive
San Francisco