Stockton to San Francisco Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $10
Fastest Way Train — 1h 15min
Eco-Friendly Way Train — 14 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 63 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$16 · 3h 34min · 23 lb of CO2
Stockton to San Francisco
+4 more options
$10 · 1h 15min · 14 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$8 · 1h 22min · 16 lb of CO2
Stockton to San Francisco

Drive from Stockton to San Francisco

It's 63 miles between Stockton to San Francisco. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 22min and 1h 26min from Stockton to San Francisco under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 31min 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 $8.

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

The are 7 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Stockton to San Francisco. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of SKN towards EMY, as it is the cheapest to San Francisco. It's common to find tickets for as low as $10. Amtrak operates from Stockton to San Francisco, so you book your trip with them! Take the train, it is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus!

When to book trip from Stockton to San Francisco?

The trip to San Francisco is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Stockton. The cheapest way to get from Stockton to San Francisco is $10 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 30 minutes with the train. Amtrak offers limited service between San Francisco and Stockton.We recommend booking the trip to San Francisco about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Stockton the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to San Francisco.

Is the train or the bus better from Stockton to San Francisco CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Stockton to San Francisco. 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 San Francisco is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Stockton/San Francisco buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Stockton 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 Stockton CA and San Francisco 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 Stockton to San Francisco? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 Stockton to San Francisco?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Stockton to San Francisco is by train. The train costs $10 roughly and will take 1 hour 30 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Stockton to San Francisco?

Amtrak costs about $30 between Stockton and San Francisco. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 16 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at SKN Stockton San Joaquin Street Station, which is 1 miles from Stockton. Further, once you arrive at OKJ Oakland Jack London Square Station or you will still have 9 miles to San Francisco.

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

The total distance between Stockton and San Francisco is 63 miles and will take you about 1 hour 22 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $8.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Stockton to San Francisco
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