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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 $94 and is 22h 0min. The cheapest train costs $137 and is 15h 29min. The cheapest flight costs $77 and is 2h 4min.

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Bus
San Francisco to Seattle
$94
22h 0min
Train
OKJ to SEA
$138
15h 33min
Flight
SFO to SEA
$77
2h 0min
Train
EMY to SEA
$137
15h 29min
Bus
Oakland to Seattle
$86
21h 37min
Flight
OAK to SEA
$77
2h 0min
Train
BKY to SEA
$140
15h 51min
Bus
Hayward to Seattle
$87
21h 55min
Flight
SJC to SEA
$320
6h 29min
Train
RIC to SEA
$140
15h 49min
Bus
San Jose to Seattle
$89
22h 37min
Flight
STS to SEA
$307
6h 17min
Drive
San Francisco to Seattle
$71
16h 58min

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

There are 4 ways to travel from San Francisco to Seattle. 4 buses, 4 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The by car from San Francisco to Seattle is the cheapest and fastest. The flight operated by Virgin America running from SFO to SEA 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 San Francisco and Seattle?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from San Francisco to Seattle. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from San Francisco to Seattle. 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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San Francisco airports, bus, and train stations

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

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