There are 6 ways to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach by bus, train, 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

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Jose, CA to Grover Beach, CA 6237

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6725 / ...

$36 - $79

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Paso Robles, CA to Grover Beach 6296

$56 - $116

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Pismo Beach 238 miles

$23 - $35

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP

$132 - $275

Fly to Santa Barbara, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the train from Goleta Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak

$211 - $460

What companies run services between Oakland, CA, USA and Pismo Beach, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Oakland to Pismo Beach via San Jose, Ca, San Jose, CA, Grover Beach, CA, and West Grand Avenue @ 2nd Street WB in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Oakland to Pismo Beach 4 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Goleta Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Orange Belt Stages
Website
orangebelt.com
Bus from Paso Robles, CA to Grover Beach
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
orangebelt.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oakland to Pismo Beach?

The distance between Oakland and Pismo Beach is 330 km. The road distance is 381 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach?

The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach?

The quickest way to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach is to drive which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $23 - $35.

Is there a direct bus between Oakland and Pismo Beach?

No, there is no direct bus from Oakland to Pismo Beach. However, there are services departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Dolliver St @ San Luis Ave via San Jose, CA and West Grand Avenue @ 2nd Street WB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach?

It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach, including transfers.