The distance between Vancouver BC to San Francisco is 796.33 miles or 1281.24 km. A train trip from Vancouver BC to San Francisco typically takes 28 hours, If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 27 hours and 25 minutes to get from Vancouver to San Francisco.
Going from Vancouver to San Francisco by train takes over 28 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Saturday trains from Vancouver to San Francisco are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Vancouver to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to San Francisco, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Vancouver to San Francisco, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Vancouver BC to San Francisco, which start at $108.84.
Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco start from $159.91, and on average cost $192.17. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other train stations.
From Vancouver to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 27 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 27 hours and 0 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to San Francisco on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $194.59 for a one-way weekend reservation from Vancouver.