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There are 6 ways to get from Atascadero to San Francisco by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Amtrak  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Atascadero to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA

$7 - $17

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Train, Caltrain  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Paso Robles Intermodal Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$46 - $104

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles to S First / Pearl 84
  2. Take the bus from King City, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...

$27 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Atascadero to San Francisco 216 miles

$21 - $35

Line 9 bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from El Camino Real at West Mall SB to Government Center Osos & Palm
  2. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) SBP - SFO

$129 - $275

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO

$176 - $391

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The cheapest way to get from Atascadero to San Francisco is to bus which costs $7 - $17 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atascadero to San Francisco is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Atascadero to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Atascadero and arriving at San Francisco, CA via San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Atascadero and San Francisco is 186 miles. The road distance is 216 miles.

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The best way to get from Atascadero to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $7 - $17.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Atascadero to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Atascadero to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Atascadero station.

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The best way to get from Atascadero to San Francisco is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $7 - $17. Alternatively, you can train and Caltrain, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Atascadero to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Atascadero to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 186.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

What companies run services between Atascadero, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Atascadero to San Francisco via San Jose Diridon Station and San Jose, CA in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Atascadero to San Francisco via North County Transportation Center, Paso Robles Intermodal Station, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 7 h 3 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Paso Robles Intermodal Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Atascadero to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles to S First / Pearl
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from King City, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from El Camino Real at West Mall SB to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Atascadero to San Francisco is 216 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Atascadero to San Francisco.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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