The distance between Phoenix and San Francisco is approximately 653.32 miles, or 1051.15 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 25 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 50 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Typically there are 16 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Phoenix to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Phoenix to San Francisco, usually offering 16 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to San Francisco, which start at $70.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco start from $129.00, and on average cost $150.73. Daily there are 16 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Phoenix leaves from City-to-City Transport Desk - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd and one other station. And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other train stations.
From Phoenix to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 25 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 23 hours and 50 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $156.27 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.