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There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Paso Robles by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$78 - $194

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Bus, train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$53 - $136

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Bus  •  10 h 45 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 Paso Robles Amtrak Station

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Paso Robles 329.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SAN - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center

$156 - $758

Fly to San Jose, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station

$117 - $458

Fly to Monterey, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Monterey (MRY) SAN - MRY
  2. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station

$103 - $362

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station

$147 - $462

Fly to Fresno, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fresno (FAT) SAN - FAT
  2. Take the train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Hanford Amtrak Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Hanford, CA to Paso Robles, CA

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Paso Robles station. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Paso Robles Amtrak Station via Los Angeles, Ca and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Paso Robles station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Paso Robles Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Paso Robles is 287 miles. The road distance is 329.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Paso Robles without a car is to train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 10 h 25 min to get from San Diego to Paso Robles, including transfers.

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San Diego to Paso Robles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Paso Robles train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Paso Robles is to train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Paso Robles.
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  • Distance: 286.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from San Diego to Paso Robles via Los Angeles Union Station in around 10 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Paso Robles via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Barbara, Ca, and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Hanford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Hanford, CA to Paso Robles, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Paso Robles bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Amtrak Station.

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San Diego to Paso Robles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Paso Robles is 330 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to drive from San Diego to Paso Robles.

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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 171+ hotels available in Paso Robles. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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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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