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

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Bus Amtrak  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Grover Beach Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Bus  •  8 h 24 min

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

$33 - $77

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Paso Robles Intermodal Station to Grover Beach Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$52 - $113

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 2 min

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

$128 - $273

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  6 h 44 min

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

Questions & Answers

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 Diridon Station and West Grand Avenue @ 2nd Street WB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Pismo Beach is 206 miles. The road distance is 238 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs .

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

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Oakland to Pismo Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Oakland to Pismo Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Maria, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Pismo Beach is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Oakland to Pismo Beach.

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

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Pismo Beach.
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  • Distance: 206.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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 Diridon Station, Grover Beach Amtrak, 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 9 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
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
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
Bus operators
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 Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
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 Jose Diridon Station to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Paso Robles Intermodal Station to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Orange Belt Stages
Website
orangebelt.com
Bus from Paso Robles, CA to Grover Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
orangebelt.com

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 44 min and costs .

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