There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach by plane, bus, train 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

Fly  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP

$123 - $397

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$47 - $120

3 alternative options

Bus Central Coast Shuttle  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA

$72 - $80

Bus via Cabrillo & Ninos  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6742 / ...

$61 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach 191.3 miles

$18 - $28

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach is to fly which costs $120 - $400 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Airport, CA and arriving at Pismo Beach Premium Outlet Center via Santa Maria Public Airport and Santa Maria Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Pismo Beach is 153 miles. The road distance is 191.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $70 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach bus services, operated by Central Coast Shuttle, depart from Los Angeles Airport, CA station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach is to fly which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $120 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $80 and takes 5 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach.
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  • Distance: 152.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Pismo Beach, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach 4 times a day. Alternatively, Central Coast Shuttle operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.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 Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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