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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from 101 Hwy. & Vermont St. to Hampshire Rd. & Lakefield Rd. Commuter Express 422

$36 - $80

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Burbank Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Burbank Airport Ritc to Canoga Station 169

$3 - $5

5 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$40 - $93

Bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$20 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Thousand Oaks 164 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Los Angeles, line 901 bus, line 161 bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 901 bus from Woodley Station to Canoga Station
  3. Take the line 161 bus from Canoga Station to Thousand Oaks / Hampshire

$111 - $356

Fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Burbank (BUR) SAN - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Airport – South to Moorpark station

$140 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks is to night bus and bus which costs $2 - $5 and takes 9 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Thousand Oaks. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd. via 7th / Decatur and Figueroa & 5th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Thousand Oaks is 140 miles. The road distance is 164 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks, including transfers.

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San Diego to Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd. station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Thousand Oaks once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Thousand Oaks via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and Figueroa & 5th in around 6 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Burbank Airport – South to Moorpark station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from 101 Hwy. & Vermont St. to Hampshire Rd. & Lakefield Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.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 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
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
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Burbank Airport Ritc to Canoga Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Woodley Station to Canoga Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Canoga Station to Thousand Oaks / Hampshire
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Thousand Oaks is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from San Diego to Thousand Oaks.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Thousand Oaks. Prices start at $93 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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