The distance between Madison to San Francisco is 1763.87 miles or 2837.95 km. A train trip from Madison to San Francisco typically takes 58 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 58 hours and 15 minutes to get from Madison to San Francisco.
Going from Madison to San Francisco by train takes over 58 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 Madison 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Madison to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Madison to San Francisco, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Madison 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 Madison to San Francisco, which start at $166.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Madison to San Francisco start from $169.00, and on average cost $212.32. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Madison leaves from UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and one other station. And in San Francisco trains arrive at 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St and 2 other train stations.
From Madison to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 58 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 58 hours and 15 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $209.50 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.