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Travelers usually depart from 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 when they travel from San Francisco to Raleigh. Book your trip to arrive at Raleigh–Durham International, Raleigh, NC - Union Station, Raleigh Greyhound station, or Raleigh-Wilders Grove. The distance between San Francisco and Raleigh is 3858 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. San Francisco and Raleigh have 401 direct flights per week.

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Raleigh travel tips

1) Check out a large plant collection for free in Raleigh

You can go for a walk to the State University Campus in Raleigh and visit the JC Raulston Arboretum there. It hosts the largest collections of plants in the Southeast United States (over 6,500 plants from around the world). In addition, it is free of charge.

2) Where can I take great photos in Raleigh?

If you want an amazing photoshoot, head to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Raleigh. The landscapes are filled with shade during the summer months and rich with colour in the autumn. Your photos will be great! There are also good facilities for picnicking and small overlooks.

3) Reveal your new talents at Klaystation in Raleigh

Make sure you can be very talented at pottery making at Klaystation in Raleigh. If you have one week ahead, come here and try this activity. You create a design, they glaze your work of art, and you can pick it up in about a week when it's ready. A really memorable souvenir!

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Francisco to Raleigh?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and Raleigh takes around 5.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Raleigh?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Raleigh is 3858 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Raleigh?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Raleigh. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include 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 Raleigh?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Raleigh and Orlando, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, Boston, Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, London, Austin, Atlanta, San Juan, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa.
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 airports are near Raleigh?
The main airport in Raleigh is Raleigh–Durham International. It is also served by Raleigh–Durham International, Charlotte Douglas International, Richmond International, Myrtle Beach International, Piedmont Triad International, Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional, Concord Regional, Wilmington International, Fayetteville Regional, Lynchburg Regional.
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 Raleigh?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Raleigh thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Raleigh can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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