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Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA Train Station, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Philadelphia. Book your trip to arrive at Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA Greyhound Terminal, Ardmore, PA station, or Philadelphia, PA - Market Street bus stop. The distance between San Francisco and Philadelphia is 4053 km. The most popular airlines for this route are American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Spirit Airlines. San Francisco and Philadelphia have 395 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Philadelphia, consider visiting Empire State Building, Independence National Historical Park, PA, USA, Times Square, Manhattan Island, Lincoln Memorial, Staten Island, Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Mall.

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Philadelphia travel tips

1) Where can I buy the best food in Philadelphia?

Head to the Reading Terminal Market 51 N. 12th Street in Philadelphia to experience not only great food. Housewares, jewelry, linens, and more are also available! After shopping, have a snack with a popular hot roast pork sandwich at DiNic there.

2) Is it possible to drink tap water in Philadelphia?

Yes, it is! Buy a good water bottle once and then refill it from the tap. Philadelphia's water is delicious and totally fine to drink.

3) Can I explore Philadelphia by bike?

Exploring Philadelphia by bike is one of the best ideas. Rent a bike at one of numerous Indego bike-share program stations. Day passes cost $10. The 40-kilometre Schuylkill River Bike Path from the city centre to Valley Forge is so beautiful and convenient!

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from San Francisco, SFO with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Philadelphia, PHL.

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  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

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  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required

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  • Mandatory health pass for large events in California

  • Masks may be 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 San Francisco to Philadelphia?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and Philadelphia takes around 5.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Philadelphia?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Philadelphia is 4053 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Philadelphia?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Philadelphia. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Paris, Barcelona, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Chicago, Guadalajara, London, Atlanta, Rome, Austin, Lisbon, Madrid, New York, Dublin, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Berlin, Athens.
What are the most popular routes to and from Philadelphia?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Philadelphia and Orlando, Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, Tampa, San Juan, Miami, Dallas, Charlotte, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, San Diego, Fort Myers, Houston, Phoenix, Nashville, Jacksonville, London, Fort Lauderdale.
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 airports are near Philadelphia?
The main airport in Philadelphia is Philadelphia International. It is also served by Newark Liberty International, Washington Dulles International, Baltimore–Washington International, LaGuardia, Ronald Reagan Washington National, New York Stewart International Airport, Trenton–Mercer, Long Island MacArthur, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Philadelphia?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Philadelphia thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Philadelphia can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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