There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach by bus, train, 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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Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6742 / ...

$43 - $98

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Grover Beach Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$58 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Pismo Beach 313.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$153 - $756

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Pismo Beach. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Pismo Beach Premium Outlet Center via Los Angeles, Ca and Santa Maria Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Pismo Beach is 262 miles. The road distance is 313.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach is to bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs $40 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 8 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $800 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Pismo Beach.
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  • Distance: 262.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Pismo Beach via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Maria, Ca, and Santa Maria Transit Center in around 8 h 19 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Pismo Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 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
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
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 30 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 46 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $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.

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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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