There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Cambria by train, night bus, bus, taxi, 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.

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Caltrain, train  •  6 h 14 min

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

$155 - $242

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Bus, drive  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Salinas, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Infantry / 7th Division 82
  3. Drive from Infantry / 7th Division to Cambria

$29 - $64

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Caltrain, night bus, bus, taxi  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center 23 / ...
  4. Take the night bus from Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center to Mission / 14th Street 85
  5. Take a taxi from Mission / 14th Street to Cambria

Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$64 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Cambria 233.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly, line 12 bus, line 15 bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park
  3. Take the line 15 bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Burton at Main NB

$130 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Cambria is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Cambria is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Cambria is 171 miles. The road distance is 233.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Cambria without a car is to Caltrain and train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from San Francisco to Cambria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Cambria is to Caltrain and train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $150 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $80 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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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 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Cambria is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from San Francisco to Cambria.

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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 111+ hotels available in Cambria. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Cambria.
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  • Distance: 170.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from San Francisco to Cambria via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, and Paso Robles Intermodal Station in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from San Francisco to Cambria once daily, and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
Night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Night bus from Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center to Mission / 14th Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Infantry / 7th Division
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.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.

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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 Francisco, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Burton at Main NB
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
slorta.org
Other operators
Taxi from Mission / 14th Street to Cambria
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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