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There are 6 ways to get from Redding to San Francisco by bus, train, subway, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Redding, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...

$36 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Redding Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  3. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$8 - $11

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Redding Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$49 - $121

Train via Sacramento Valley Station  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Redding Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$67 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Redding to San Francisco 217.7 miles

$21 - $35

Fly  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Redding (RDD) to San Francisco (SFO) RDD - SFO

$138 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Redding to San Francisco is to bus and BART which costs $8 - $12 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Redding to San Francisco is to fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Redding to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Redding, Ca and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Redding and San Francisco is 195 miles. The road distance is 217.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Redding to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Redding to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Redding to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Redding, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Redding to San Francisco is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 6 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $290 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Redding Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Redding to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Redding to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 195.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Redding, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Redding to San Francisco via Sacramento, Ca in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Redding to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Redding to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Redding Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Redding Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Redding, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Redding Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST

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Yes, the driving distance between Redding to San Francisco is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Redding to San Francisco.

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United Airlines offers flights from Redding Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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The best way to get from Redding to Redding Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $2.

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