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San Francisco-Phoenix Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Phoenix?

Lowest Price$137.50
Fastest Train23h 45m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Phoenix right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Phoenix, 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 San Francisco to Phoenix?

In the last month, $137.50 was the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Phoenix, AZ. 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 San Francisco to Phoenix?

The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is approximately 653 miles, or 1051 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 45 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 San Francisco to Phoenix are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 San Francisco at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 San Francisco to Phoenix?

Trains leave the station in San Francisco twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Phoenix to San Francisco. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Francisco to Phoenix for $111.00.

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Phoenix?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, California to Phoenix, Arizona. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 0h 0m$137.50

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

There is one train station in San Francisco:

  • 425 Mission St

Where is the train station in Phoenix?

Phoenix receives travelers from San Francisco at its two active train stations:

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

Price trends for trains from San Francisco to Phoenix

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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