There are 8 ways to get from Malibu 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 534 bus, bus, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 534 bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
  2. Take the bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$82 - $264

Cheapest option

Night bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6862 / ...

$47 - $112

6 alternative options

Line 534 bus, bus, fly to Oakland, BART  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 534 bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
  2. Take the bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$61 - $216

Line 534 bus, bus, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 534 bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
  2. Take the bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  4. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$86 - $268

Bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$73 - $76

Train  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Simi Valley Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$196 - $336

Night bus Cabin  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santa Monica to San Francisco

$82 - $122

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Malibu to San Francisco 393.6 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malibu to San Francisco is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 34 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Malibu to San Francisco is to line 534 bus and bus and fly which costs $80 - $270 and takes 4 h 37 min.

More details

The distance between Malibu and San Francisco is 334 miles. The road distance is 393.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Malibu to San Francisco, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Malibu to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / Webb and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Ocean / Arizona, Hill / 3rd and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 8 min.

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Malibu to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $70 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Malibu to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Simi Valley Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $180
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.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
Cabin
Email
help@ridecabin.com
Website
ridecabin.com
Night bus from Santa Monica to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ridecabin.com
Book at
ridecabin.com
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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