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Phoenix-San Francisco Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$133.25
Fastest Train23h 55m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Phoenix to San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Phoenix to San Francisco?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Phoenix to San Francisco, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Phoenix to San Francisco?

In the last month, $137.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Phoenix, AZ to San Francisco, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Phoenix to San Francisco?

The distance between Phoenix and San Francisco is approximately 653 miles, or 1051 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 55 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Phoenix to San Francisco are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Phoenix at 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Phoenix to San Francisco?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Francisco to Phoenix. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Phoenix to San Francisco for $77.00.

Which train should you take from Phoenix to San Francisco?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Phoenix, Arizona to San Francisco, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41d 2h 0m$141.14

Amtrak train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco start from $133, and on average cost $141. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Phoenix leaves from Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3 and one other station. And in San Francisco trains arrive at Salesforce Plaza, From Phoenix to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 26 hours and 0 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 55 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $140 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

Where is the train station in Phoenix?

There are two stations in Phoenix where you can board the train to San Francisco:

  • Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3
  • 2717 W Bell Rd

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

San Francisco has one train station:

  • Salesforce Plaza

Price trends for trains from Phoenix to San Francisco

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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