Travel from San Francisco to VAN

12h 21min
136 lb of CO2
1h 35min
143 lb of CO2

San Francisco to VAN Flights

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

United, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from San Francisco to VAN.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from San Francisco Intl (SFO) to Portland Intl (PDX). Virgin America flies from San Francisco Intl (SFO) to Portland Intl (PDX) and is the quickest flight to get you from San Francisco to VAN.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to VAN from San Francisco, a flight is the quickest method.
17h 19min
96 lb of CO2
9h 22min
106 lb of CO2

Drive from San Francisco to VAN

It's 543 miles between San Francisco to VAN. On a typical day, it might take between 9h 22min and 9h 50min from San Francisco to VAN under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 10h 18min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to VAN 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 $73.

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

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from San Francisco to VAN. The fastest way out of Oakland towards Portland is by bus, as it is the quickest to the VAN area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $72. Multiple Airlines operates from San Francisco to VAN, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from San Francisco to VAN?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, flight, bus or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

San Francisco to VAN WA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from San Francisco to VAN. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to VAN is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the San Francisco/VAN buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from San Francisco is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between San Francisco CA and VAN during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from San Francisco to VAN? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of VAN traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to VAN is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from San Francisco to VAN is by bus. The bus costs $72 roughly and will take 17 hours 15 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from San Francisco to VAN?

Amtrak costs about $114 between San Francisco and VAN. In total, the train will take roughly 12 hours 26 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at OKJ Oakland Jack London Square Station, which is 9 miles from San Francisco. Further, once you arrive at VAN Vancouver Amtrak or you will still have 0 miles to VAN.

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

The total distance between San Francisco and VAN is 543 miles and will take you about 9 hours 22 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $73.

San Francisco to VAN Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $72
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 35min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 82 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 542 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak from San Francisco to VAN
Train company
19015 routes
Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to VAN
Alaska Airlines
848 routes
Hawaiian Airlines from San Francisco to VAN
Hawaiian Airlines
40 routes
jetBlue from San Francisco to VAN
440 routes
Southwest Airlines from San Francisco to VAN
Southwest Airlines
283 routes
Spirit Airlines from San Francisco to VAN
Spirit Airlines
54 routes
Sun Country Airlines from San Francisco to VAN
Sun Country Airlines
6 routes
United from San Francisco to VAN
2002 routes
Virgin America from San Francisco to VAN
Virgin America
73 routes