The distance between San Francisco to Phoenix is 653.32 miles or 1051.15 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Phoenix typically takes 23 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Phoenix faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 23 hours to get from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Going from San Francisco to Phoenix by train takes over 23 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 Thursday trains from San Francisco to Phoenix 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Phoenix. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Phoenix route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Phoenix, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Phoenix, 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 San Francisco to Phoenix, which start at $85.00.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Phoenix start from $129.00, and on average cost $142.75. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Phoenix. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other stations. And in Phoenix trains arrive at 2717 W Bell Rd and one other train station.
From San Francisco to Phoenix train travel on Amtrak takes 23 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Phoenix faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 23 hours and 0 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $143.00 for a one-way train ticket to Phoenix.