Search bus, train, flight tickets from Seattle to San Francisco

There are 1 bus company operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, 8 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $78 and is 21h 4min. The cheapest train costs $137 and is 15h 29min. The cheapest flight costs $77 and is 2h 9min.

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Seattle airports, bus, and train stations

SEA Seattle King Street Station
0.5 miles from Seattle
SEA Seattle Tacoma Intl
airport · 10.9 miles from Seattle

San Francisco airports, bus, and train stations

OKJ Oakland Jack London Square Station
8.2 miles from San Francisco
EMY Emeryville Amtrak
8.3 miles from San Francisco
BKY Berkeley Amtrak
9.1 miles from San Francisco
SFO San Francisco Intl
airport · 11 miles from San Francisco
RIC Richmond Transit Station
11.7 miles from San Francisco
OAK Metropolitan Oakland Intl
airport · 11.5 miles from San Francisco

Bus
$78
Seattle to San Francisco
21h 4minFind tickets
Train
$138
SEA to OKJ
15h 33minFind tickets
Flight
$319
LKE to SFO
6h 28min
Bus
$86
Seattle to Oakland
21h 37minFind tickets
Train
$137
SEA to EMY
15h 29minFind tickets
Flight
$318
LKE to OAK
6h 27min
Bus
$87
Seattle to Hayward
21h 55minFind tickets
Train
$140
SEA to BKY
15h 51minFind tickets
Flight
$77
SEA to SFO
2h 4min
Bus
$89
Seattle to San Jose
22h 37minFind tickets
Train
$140
SEA to RIC
15h 49minFind tickets
Flight
$77
SEA to OAK
2h 0min
Drive
$71
Seattle to San Francisco
16h 58min

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 driving option are possible between the two areas. The driving option from Seattle to San Francisco is the cheapest and 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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