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Travelers usually depart from George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby, Houston, TX - Greyhound Station, Houston, TX Train Station, or Houston, TX - Brooke Smith when they travel from Houston to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between Houston and San Francisco is 2631 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines. Houston and San Francisco have 348 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, and Alcatraz.

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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
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San Francisco travel tips

1) Taste some great chocolate at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco

The chocolate square covers an entire block of San Francisco. It comfortably houses 40 confectioneries and shops with chocolate and confectionery products. You can enjoy the rich chocolate flavor while admiring the ocean view. In supermarkets, a small package of this kind of chocolate costs $6 (€5). The building that once housed the clock tower is now home to the Fairmont Heritage Place.

2) Install a special application to save on public transport MUNI in San Francisco

A ticket for MUNI transport costs $3 (€2.50). To save 50 cents on a MUNI ticket, install the Muni Mobile app and buy a ticket through it after linking your card. Each ticket is valid for 120 minutes from the date of purchase and is valid for multiple connections during this time. If you plan to use MUNI all day, then it is better to buy a 1 Day Pass for $5 (€4.20).

3) Taste modern American cuisine in San Francisco

There are many popular restaurants in San Francisco that set the trend for modern American cuisine. For example, Foreign Cinema is an iconic place that even published a book with its own recipes. Film screenings take place in the garden in the evenings. You can also check out Nopa, The House, Al's Place, and others.

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 11/2022
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Most travelers from Houston, IAH can enter San Francisco, SFO.

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  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

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 Houston to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Houston and San Francisco takes around 4.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Houston and San Francisco?
The flight distance between Houston and San Francisco is 2631 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Houston and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between Houston and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Houston?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Houston and London, Toronto, Manchester, Las Vegas, New York, Calgary, Chicago, Dublin, San Juan, San Salvador, Paris, Monterrey, Brisbane, Tallinn, Philadelphia, Edinburgh, St. Louis, Madrid, Los Angeles, Boston.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, Manila, Athens, Tallinn, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denpasar, Bengaluru, Riga, Chennai, Atlanta, Bangkok, Washington, D.C., Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit.
Which airports are there in Houston?
Houston is mainly served by George Bush Intercontinental. But there are other airports nearby, including William P. Hobby, Ellington, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport.
What airports are near Houston?
The main airport in Houston is George Bush Intercontinental. It is also served by Austin–Bergstrom International, Jack Brooks Regional, Lake Charles Regional, Beaumont Municipal Airport, Easterwood, Victoria Regional.
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, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Houston?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Houston, including Greyhound, Valley Transit.
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