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There are 4 ways to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  1h 53m

  1. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) SBP - SFO

$167 - $317

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Train, Caltrain  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$86 - $117

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Avila Beach to San Francisco 242.9 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco is to fly which costs $160 - $320 and takes 1h 53m.

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The distance between Avila Beach and San Francisco is 203 miles. The road distance is 242.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 5h 12m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco is to fly which takes 1h 53m and costs $160 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 12m, you could also train and Caltrain, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 6h 43m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Avila Beach to San Francisco is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Avila Beach 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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There are 631+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Avila Beach to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 203.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

United Airlines flies from Avila Beach to San Francisco 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Avila Beach to San Francisco 3 times a day, and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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The best way to get from Avila Beach to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $40 - $50.

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