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There are 6 ways to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco 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.

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Train, Caltrain  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$105 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus, train, Caltrain  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center 9
  2. Take the train from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$47 - $107

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Bus Stop to San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Morro Bay to San Francisco 233.8 miles

$22 - $35

Bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Government Center Osos & Palm
  2. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) SBP - SFO

$129 - $275

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO

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The cheapest way to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Morro Bay to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park and arriving at San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal via Downtown Transit Center and San Luis Obispo Amtrak Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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The distance between Morro Bay and San Francisco is 189 miles. The road distance is 233.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco without a car is to train and Caltrain which takes 6h 49m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Morro Bay to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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The best way to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco is to train and Caltrain which takes 6h 49m and costs $100 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Morro Bay to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 6h 49m

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

You can take a train from Morro Bay to San Francisco via San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 6h 49m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Morro Bay to San Francisco 3 times a day, and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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 San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Bus Stop to San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Morro Bay to San Francisco is 234 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Morro Bay to San Francisco.

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

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