Book train tickets from New York to San Francisco

switcheroo

Quickview

traveling from New York to San Francisco by train

Cheapest price$232.00
Fastest time81h 0m
Trips per day2
train carriers1
Lowest prices
We partner with 100s of bus, train & ferry operators to find you the best fares.
No wanderu fees
We simply offer you the lowest prices directly from the carrier.
Best travel options
We offer the safest & most reliable options on millions of routes.

How can I get the cheapest train ticket from New York to San Francisco?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from New York to San Francisco is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from New York to San Francisco were $327.12. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $49.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from New York to San Francisco?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to San Francisco by train is at 10 AM on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6 AM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from New York. Most train trips to San Francisco will depart from Penn Station.
  • Penn Station
Train trips arrive in San Francisco at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf are the main train stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from New York.
  • Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf