Atlanta to San Francisco Travel Information

Cheapest Way Flight — $173
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 10min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 316 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, flight and by car
Distance 2,134 miles
Travel Companies Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, Multiple Airlines
Bus
$225 · 2d 18h 11min · 366 lb of CO2
Atlanta to San Francisco
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Flight
$173 · 5h 10min · 464 lb of CO2
ATL to SFO
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Atlanta to San Francisco Flights

There are 1 airports — ATL — that make sense to fly out of from Atlanta and 3 airports — SFO, OAK, SJC — to access San Francisco. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ATL.

Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United, Southwest Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Atlanta to San Francisco.

The cheapest way by air is via Frontier Airlines and flies from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) to San Francisco Intl (SFO). Frontier Airlines flies from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) to San Francisco Intl (SFO) and is the quickest flight to get you from Atlanta to San Francisco.Out of the 3 total modes of travel to San Francisco from Atlanta, a flight is the quickest method.
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Drive
$288 · 1d 11h 54min · 406 lb of CO2
Atlanta to San Francisco

Drive from Atlanta to San Francisco

It's 2135 miles between Atlanta to San Francisco. On a typical day, it might take between 1d 11h 54min and 1d 13h 41min from Atlanta to San Francisco under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1d 15h 29min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to San Francisco by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $288.

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

Because San Francisco is so far away from Atlanta, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to San Francisco do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Frontier Airlines operates from Atlanta to San Francisco, so you book your trip with them! The best time to book shorter flights is 2-3 weeks before your trip.

When to book trip from Atlanta to San Francisco?

On average, the best time to book a flight for the winter is 5 - 6 days in advance. Including seasonlity, while spring flights should be booked about three months prior to, summer about 5 weeks in advance, and fall and winter flights about 6 weeks in advance.

What's the cheapest way from Atlanta to San Francisco?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Atlanta to San Francisco is by flight. The flight costs $173 roughly and will take 5 hours 10 minutes.

How long does it take from Atlanta to San Francisco by car?

The total distance between Atlanta and San Francisco is 2135 miles and will take you about 1 day 11 hours 54 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $288.

Travel companies on this route

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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Atlanta to San Francisco
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Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines from Atlanta to San Francisco
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Atlanta to San Francisco
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United United from Atlanta to San Francisco
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