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Trip New York San Francisco

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from New York to San Francisco

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How to get from New York to San Francisco?

We are suggesting 15 routes by train, bus, plane to plan your trip New York San Francisco. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, plane).
  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey New York San Francisco by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of New York and San Francisco on a map as well as the route New York San Francisco and the different connecting points (San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Caltrain Station Coach Station, John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia Airport, New York Penn Railway Station) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport New York San Francisco

For your trip from New York (New York, United States) to San Francisco (California, United States) with a distance of 2566 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight New York > San Francisco will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave New York and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at John F. Kennedy International JFK airport, 13 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to San Francisco (San Francisco International airport, IATA code: SFO) operated by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Virgin America, American Airlines or JetBlue Airways.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from New York to San Francisco without changing trains. You can take the train New York-Chicago and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains Cardinal of Amtrak to Chicago leave from New York Penn railway station in New York. Arrival in Chicago will take place at Chicago station (2.2 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip New York San Francisco only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Los Angeles-San Francisco.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in Los Angeles. The bus will drop you off at San Francisco Caltrain Station bus station (0 mi from San Francisco, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at Los Angeles Union Station bus station (181.4 mi from Los Angeles) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for San Francisco.

Which carriers to travel between New York and San Francisco?

Airlines
United Airlines carries out a flight from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of New York to San Francisco (arrival at San Francisco International SFO airport)
Virgin America flies on the route from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport (located 13 mi from New York, United States) to San Francisco (serving San Francisco International SFO airport)
Delta Air Lines schedules the flight from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of New York to San Francisco (arrival at San Francisco International SFO airport)
Southwest Airlines ensures the flight routes from La Guardia LGA airport (located 8.7 mi from New York, United States) to Chicago (serving Midway International MDW airport) and from Midway International MDW airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to San Francisco (arrival at San Francisco International SFO airport)
American Airlines carries out a flight from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport (located 13 mi from New York, United States) to San Francisco (serving San Francisco International SFO airport)
Spirit Airlines flies on the route from La Guardia LGA airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of New York to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Alaska Airlines schedules the flight from Salt Lake City International SLC airport (located 5 mi from Salt Lake City, United States) to San Francisco (serving San Francisco International SFO airport)
Frontier Airlines ensures the flight routes from La Guardia LGA airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of New York to Denver (arrival at Denver International DEN airport) and from Denver International DEN airport (located 18.6 mi from Denver, United States) to San Francisco (serving San Francisco International SFO airport)
JetBlue Airways carries out a flight from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of New York to San Francisco (arrival at San Francisco International SFO airport)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection New York-Chicago with the train Cardinal from New York Penn railway station (2.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chicago at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of Los Angeles Union Station in Los Angeles and to the one of San Francisco Caltrain Station (California United States)

Stop cities from New York or cities to visit near San Francisco

When travelling from San Francisco to New York by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas (United States). If you have some time on your way to San Francisco or back to New York, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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