There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo by plane, bus, train, subway, night bus or car

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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Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, line 90 bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA
  2. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Moulton-Avila

$100 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Anaheim, CA FlixBus

$22 - $66

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Fly Oakland to Santa Ana, line 90 bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA
  2. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Moulton-Avila

$109 - $622

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana, line 90 bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA
  3. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Moulton-Avila

$75 - $264

BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach, bus, line 83 bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  3. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  4. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6

$70 - $317

BART to Oakland, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train, line 83 bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) OAK - ONT
  3. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  4. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  5. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6

$134 - $627

Fly San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train, line 83 bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SFO - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  4. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6

$130 - $544

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$99 - $263

Night bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6849 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9487 / ...

$57 - $139

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo 435.9 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo is to bus which costs $22 - $70 and takes 11 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo is to fly and line 90 bus which costs $100 - $300 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Alicia-Marketplace via Alameda / College, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Santa Ana-Santiago and Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 29 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Aliso Viejo is 395 miles. The road distance is 435.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 7 min and costs $22 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Aliso Viejo bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Francisco, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo is to bus which takes 11 h 7 min and costs $22 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $270 and takes 16 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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San Francisco to Aliso Viejo bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo.
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  • Distance: 394.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Aliso Viejo, CA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Flixbus USA also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Aliso Viejo via Lake Merritt BART Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Santa Ana-Santiago, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7 in around 16 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Moulton-Avila
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Long Beach, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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