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Tips to know when travelling to San Francisco

Travelers usually depart from Vancouver International, Richmond, BC station, Vancouver - Pacific Central, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, or Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station when they travel from Vancouver to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is 1290 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air Canada, United Airlines, WestJet, Alaska Airlines, and Flair Airlines. Vancouver and San Francisco have 173 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Big Sur, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.

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Check-in for a flight from Vancouver to San Francisco

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Air CanadaACAACYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
WestJetWJAWSNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Flair AirlinesFLEF8YesOpens 24 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel through the US land border is allowed for vaccinated travelers
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate
  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 08/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from Vancouver, YVR can enter San Francisco, SFO, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel through the US land border is allowed for vaccinated travelers
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate
  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for the United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Return

Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Canada
  • Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCAN for vaccinated travelers

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Vancouver to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Vancouver and San Francisco takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Vancouver and San Francisco?
The flight distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is 1290 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Vancouver and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between Vancouver and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Flair Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, United Airlines, WestJet.
What are the most popular routes to and from Vancouver?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Vancouver and New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Mexico City, Bogotá, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Cancún, Houston, San Juan, Washington, D.C., Dhaka, Fort Lauderdale, London.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, Quebec City, Victoria, Saskatoon.
Which airports are there in Vancouver?
Vancouver is mainly served by Vancouver International. But there are other airports nearby, including Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre.
What airports are near Vancouver?
The main airport in Vancouver is Vancouver International. It is also served by Seattle–Tacoma International, Bellingham International, Paine Field Everett, Victoria International, Abbotsford International, Victoria Inner Harbour SPB, Campbell River, CFB Comox, Ganges Harbor, Powell River.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Monterey Regional, Stockton Metropolitan, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Vancouver?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Vancouver, including Skylynx, Greyhound.
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