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  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak 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 Greyhound USA  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Santa Maria Transit Center 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...

$33 - $80

4 alternative options

Bus Amtrak  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA

Bus, train, Caltrain  •  9 h 19 min

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

$47 - $107

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Morro Bay to San Francisco 233.8 miles

$22 - $35

Bus, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  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

Questions & Answers

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, CA via Downtown Transit Center, San Luis Obispo Amtrak and San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 53 min.

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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 6 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min 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 station.

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The best way to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco is to train and Caltrain which takes 6 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Morro Bay to San Francisco bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Francisco, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Morro Bay to San Francisco is 234 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min 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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Map of how to get from Morro Bay to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

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, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 6 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Morro Bay to San Francisco via Government Center Osos & Palm, Downtown Transit Center, Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose, CA in around 8 h 53 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
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 Intermodal Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Santa Maria Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Maria, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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