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

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Bus Amtrak  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Grover Beach Amtrak to San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...

$32 - $78

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Train, Caltrain  •  8 h 10 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 Bullet / ...

$53 - $116

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Pismo Beach to San Francisco 245.6 miles

$24 - $35

Line 10 bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 10 bus from Pismo Beach Premium Outlet Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
  2. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) SBP - SFO

$129 - $274

Train to Santa Barbara, fly  •  6 h 25 min

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

$206 - $456

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The cheapest way to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pismo Beach to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Price Street at Wadsworth and arriving at San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak via Grover Beach Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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The distance between Pismo Beach and San Francisco is 208 miles. The road distance is 245.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Pismo Beach to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Grover Beach Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train and Caltrain, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 8 h 10 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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Pismo Beach to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 208.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Pismo Beach to San Francisco once daily, and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pismo Beach to San Francisco via Government Center Osos & Palm, Downtown Transit Center, Santa Barbara at Church, San Luis Obispo Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 8 h 10 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
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
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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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 Grover Beach Amtrak to Goleta Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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
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 Grover Beach Amtrak to San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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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
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Pismo Beach Premium Outlet Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Pismo Beach to San Francisco is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Pismo Beach 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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