There are 9 ways to get from Lompoc to San Francisco by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train, Caltrain  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Lompoc-Surf Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
  2. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$114 - $210

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...

$40 - $87

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Bus Amtrak  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lompoc Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Lompoc to San Francisco 293.6 miles

$28 - $45

Bus, bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Mission Plaza to Transit Center
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
  3. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) SBP - SFO

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 29 min

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

$220 - $435

Bus, train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Lompoc Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  3. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$134 - $491

Bus, bus to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Lompoc Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK

$90 - $258

Bus, Amtrak Thruway to Bakersfield, fly to San Francisco  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Lompoc Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  3. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to San Francisco (SFO) BFL - SFO

$245 - $464

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lompoc to San Francisco is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lompoc to San Francisco is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lompoc to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Lompoc Amtrak and arriving at San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak via Santa Barbara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Lompoc and San Francisco is 244 miles. The road distance is 293.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Lompoc to San Francisco without a car is to train and Caltrain which takes 8 h 56 min and costs $110 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8 h 56 min to get from Lompoc to San Francisco, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lompoc to San Francisco is to train and Caltrain which takes 8 h 56 min and costs $110 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 9 h 9 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 8 min.

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Lompoc to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lompoc to San Francisco is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to drive from Lompoc 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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Map of how to get from Lompoc to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 244.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Lompoc to San Francisco via Lompoc-Surf Amtrak, San Luis Obispo Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 8 h 56 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Lompoc to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
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 Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lompoc-Surf Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
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 Maria, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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 Lompoc Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Mission Plaza to Transit Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
breezebus.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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