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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Cambria by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$63 - $158

3 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Grover Beach Amtrak

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Cambria 359.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SAN - SBP

$156 - $758

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Cambria is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Cambria is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Cambria is 300 miles. The road distance is 359.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cambria without a car is to train which takes 11 h 59 min and costs $60 - $160.

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It takes approximately 11 h 59 min to get from San Diego to Cambria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cambria is to train which takes 11 h 59 min and costs $60 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $800 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Cambria is 360 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from San Diego to Cambria.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Cambria. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Cambria.
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  • Distance: 300 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 59 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Cambria, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Cambria twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Cambria via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Barbara, Ca, Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Grover Beach Amtrak, Government Center Osos & Palm, and Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park in around 12 h 44 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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