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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to San Simeon 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Grover Beach Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB 15

$105 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop to Grover Beach Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB 15

$64 - $77

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon 240.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, line 12 bus, bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park
  3. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB

$126 - $400

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to San Simeon is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Simeon is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 12m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Simeon is 198 miles. The road distance is 240.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Simeon without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 6m and costs $100 - $190.

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It takes approximately 8h 6m to get from Los Angeles to San Simeon, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to San Simeon is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon.

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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 71+ hotels available in San Simeon. Prices start at $117 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to San Simeon.
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  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 6m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and San Simeon, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to San Simeon via Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop, Grover Beach Amtrak, Government Center Osos & Palm, and Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park in around 9h 4m.

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
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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