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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$126 - $265

Cheapest option

Caltrain, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to King City, Ca 86
  3. Take the bus from S First / Pearl to North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles 84

$19 - $65

5 alternative options

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station

Fly to Monterey, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$176 - $533

Caltrain, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Coast Starlight

$43 - $99

Line 522 bus, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery 522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles 193.1 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles station. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Paso Robles Intermodal Station via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A, Palo Alto Caltrain Station and San Jose Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles station. However, there are services departing from Millbrae Caltrain and arriving at Paso Robles Intermodal Station via San Jose Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Paso Robles is 168 miles. The road distance is 193.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles without a car is to Caltrain and train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Millbrae Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles is to Caltrain and train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $40 - $100. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs and takes 6 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles.
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  • Distance: 167.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Paso Robles, CA, USA?

You can take a train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles via San Jose Diridon Caltrain and San Jose Diridon Station in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B, Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, and San Jose Diridon Station in around 6 h 16 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Monterey
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 Salinas Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal 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 San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Intermodal 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
Bus operators
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
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 to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
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 Jose, Ca to King City, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to S First / Pearl
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from S First / Pearl to North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Intermodal Station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Intermodal Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Paso Robles.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Paso Robles. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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