There are 11 ways to get from Laguna Beach to San Francisco by bus, plane, subway, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 1 bus, line 79 bus to Santa Ana, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Coast-Laguna to Newport Trans Ctr Dock 5
  2. Take the line 79 bus from Newport Trans Ctr Dock 2 to Campus-University Center
  3. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$102 - $307

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel 1
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA FlixBus

$19 - $69

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Line 1 bus, line 79 bus to Santa Ana, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Coast-Laguna to Newport Trans Ctr Dock 5
  2. Take the line 79 bus from Newport Trans Ctr Dock 2 to Campus-University Center
  3. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$111 - $629

Bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK

$61 - $292

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$77 - $272

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$133 - $495

Line 89 bus, line 83 bus, train to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 89 bus from Laguna Beach Bus Station to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 4
  2. Take the line 83 bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Santa Ana-Santiago
  3. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  4. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$103 - $316

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

Train  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$98 - $263

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6862 / ...

$54 - $135

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Laguna Beach to San Francisco 434.2 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Laguna Beach to San Francisco is to bus which costs $19 - $70 and takes 12 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Laguna Beach to San Francisco is to line 1 bus and line 79 bus and fly which costs $100 - $310 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Laguna Beach station to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Laguna Beach Bus Station and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Union Station(Alameda & Los Angeles) and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 12 min.

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The distance between Laguna Beach and San Francisco is 394 miles. The road distance is 434.2 miles.

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

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Laguna Beach to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Laguna Beach to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Laguna Beach to San Francisco is to bus which takes 12 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $270 and takes 15 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Laguna Beach to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Laguna Beach to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 393.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

You can take a bus from Laguna Beach to San Francisco via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 4, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Union Station(Alameda & Los Angeles), Chinatown Gold Line Station, and Los Angeles, CA in around 12 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Laguna Beach to San Francisco via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 4, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Lake Merritt BART Station in around 15 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Laguna to Newport Trans Ctr Dock 5
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Newport Trans Ctr Dock 2 to Campus-University Center
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Laguna Beach Bus Station to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 4
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Santa Ana-Santiago
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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