How to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, Caltrain  •  6 h 42 min

  1. 6237
  2. Bullet / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. 6766 / ...

$35 - $80

5 alternative options

Train, Caltrain  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Coast Starlight
  2. Bullet / ...

$56 - $119

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. 245.6 miles

$24 - $35

Line 10 bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 16 min

  1. SBP - SFO

$132 - $279

Train to Santa Barbara, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 29 min

  1. SBA - SFO

$210 - $459

Fly San Luis Obispo County Apt to Oakland  •  6 h 41 min

  1. SBP - OAK

$136 - $721

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

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 Amtrak, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pismo Beach to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pismo Beach and San Francisco is 333 km. The road distance is 393 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Pismo Beach to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Pismo Beach Premium Outlet Center and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Santa Maria, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 53 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Pismo Beach to San Francisco, including transfers.