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

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Fly  •  2h 19m

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

$123 - $397

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Train  •  7h 23m

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

$44 - $105

3 alternative options

Bus Central Coast Shuttle  •  6h 12m

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

$72 - $80

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Grover Beach Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3h 28m

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

$18 - $28

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

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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 2h 19m.

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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 6h 12m.

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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 6h 12m and costs $70 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m 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 2h 19m and costs $120 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $80 and takes 6h 12m, you could also train, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach bus services, operated by Central Coast Shuttle, arrive at Santa Maria Airport, CA station.

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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: 2h 19m

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 3h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
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
3h 45m
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pismo Beach.

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

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There are 183+ hotels available in Pismo Beach. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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