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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Cambria by train, bus, car, night bus, taxi 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  •  6h 47m

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

$155 - $242

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Bus, drive  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to King City, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Drive from Infantry / 7th Division to Cambria

$32 - $74

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Caltrain, train, bus, drive  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Infantry / 7th Division 82
  4. Drive from Infantry / 7th Division to Cambria

$47 - $90

Bus  •  9h 9m

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

$64 - $77

Night bus, bus, taxi  •  6h 59m

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

$147 - $204

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Cambria 233.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly, line 12 bus, line 15 bus  •  6h 47m

  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 4h 8m.

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

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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 6h 47m and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m 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 6h 47m and costs $150 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $80 and takes 9h 9m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Cambria is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 112+ hotels available in Cambria. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Cambria.
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  • Distance: 170.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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 Amtrak Station in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from San Francisco to Cambria once daily, and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
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
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to King City, Ca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Infantry / 7th Division
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.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 San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
22m
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
34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
slorta.org
Other operators
Taxi from Mission / 14th Street to Cambria
Ave. Duration
51m
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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