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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula by plane, subway, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Bakersfield San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Bakersfield / ...

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Fly from Oakland  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA

BART to San Jose, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA

Bus  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco Bus Station to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Greyhound US0831

Train  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Los Angeles Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Santa Ana Pacific Surfliner

Night bus  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center FlixBus N2003

Drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula 428 miles

San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula by bus

14 Weekly Buses
12h 24m Average Duration
$48 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula is to night bus which costs $35 - $120 and takes 10h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs $100 - $290.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco station to Balboa Peninsula. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Bus Station and arriving at Newport Center East-Newport Center via Artic - Dock 2 and Bristol-Sunflower. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 24m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Balboa Peninsula is 400 miles. The road distance is 428 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula without a car is to bus which takes 12h 24m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco Bus Station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs $100 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 12h 24m, you could also train, which costs $70 - $300 and takes 15h 41m.

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San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula is 428 miles. It takes approximately 7h 11m to drive from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula.

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  • Distance: 400.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Balboa Peninsula, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Balboa Peninsula hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco Bus Station to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 10h 25m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
JSX
Website
jsx.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
http://www.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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$13 - $50
Child Coach - short notice
$29 - $45
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$25 - $80
Child Business Class - short notice
$27 - $85
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$35 - $80
Business Seat - advance purchase
$50 - $170
Business Seat - short notice
$55 - $160
Coach Seat - short notice
$35 - $130
Train from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $170
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$19 - $65
Child Coach - short notice
$35 - $60
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$30 - $110
Child Business Class - short notice
$35 - $110
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$45 - $120
Business Seat - advance purchase
$65 - $210
Business Seat - short notice
$70 - $210
Coach Seat - short notice
$50 - $170
Train from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $65
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$1 - $17
Child Coach - short notice
$8 - $19
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$10 - $35
Child Business Class - short notice
$12 - $40
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$11 - $25
Business Seat - advance purchase
$23 - $75
Business Seat - short notice
$28 - $55
Coach Seat - short notice
$6 - $65
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco Bus Station to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Bus from Bakersfield Train Station to Santa Ana Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Website
https://www.greyhound.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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Flixbus USA
Phone
+1 (855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bakersfield Train Station to Santa Ana Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult
$15 - $60
Night bus from San Francisco to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult
$35 - $120

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