Cheap train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco

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How much are train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$129.00
Fastest23h 50m
Daily Schedules16
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Phoenix to San Francisco is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Phoenix to San Francisco was $143.27. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Phoenix to San Francisco?

On Wednesday trains from Phoenix 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Phoenix to San Francisco

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.

One train company connects Phoenix to San Francisco

Amtrak

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.

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Avg. Time
1d 1h 51m
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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Francisco that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Phoenix are:
  • City-to-City Transport Desk - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
  • 2717 W Bell Rd
There are 4 different stations where trains arrive to in San Francisco. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Francisco:
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf