There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks by bus, train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$20 - $47

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, subway, line 750 bus, line 161 bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
  3. Take the line 750 bus from Universal / Studio City Station to Warner Center Transit Hub 750
  4. Take the line 161 bus from Warner Center Transit Hub Layover to Thousand Oaks / Skyline 161

$3 - $5

6 alternative options

Train, bus via 101 Hwy. & Vermont St.  •  5 h 31 min

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

$36 - $80

Train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$40 - $93

Train, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 7th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$35 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Thousand Oaks 164 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Los Angeles, line 901 bus, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 901 bus from Woodley Station to Warner Center Transit Hub
  3. Take the bus from Oxnard St. & Owensmouth Ave. to Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd.

$112 - $360

Fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 21 min

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

$120 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks is to Amtrak Thruway and subway and line 750 bus and line 161 bus which costs $2 - $5 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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

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The distance between San Diego and Thousand Oaks is 224 km. The road distance is 262 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from San Diego to Thousand Oaks, including transfers.

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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 & Foothill Dr. via 7th / Decatur and Figueroa & 5th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Thousand Oaks via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Figueroa / 5th, and Figueroa & 5th in around 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Thousand Oaks once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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 Amtrak to Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 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 Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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.

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
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from 101 Hwy. & Vermont St. to Hampshire Rd. & Lakefield Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Figueroa & 7th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Oxnard St. & Owensmouth Ave. to Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Universal / Studio City Station to Warner Center Transit Hub
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Warner Center Transit Hub Layover to Thousand Oaks / Skyline
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Woodley Station to Warner Center Transit Hub
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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