There are 10 ways to get from Malibu to San Francisco by bus, plane, subway, tram, 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.

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Line 534 bus, bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 34 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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

$42 - $112

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Line 534 bus, bus to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland, BART  •  4 h 44 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 BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$61 - $216

Line 534 bus, bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose, BART  •  6 h 21 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 BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station

$127 - $308

Line 534 bus, tram to Burbank, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 534 bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
  2. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  3. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO

$82 - $472

Line 534 bus, tram to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 534 bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
  2. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  3. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$116 - $444

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  11 h 7 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  •  9 h 50 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

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 7 min.

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

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The best way to get from Malibu to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Malibu to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Malibu to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Malibu to San Francisco is to bus which takes 11 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Malibu to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Malibu to San Francisco is 394 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from Malibu to San Francisco.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Malibu to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 334 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 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 10 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
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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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

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