There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Channel Islands of California by plane, train or bus

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 Los Angeles, travel  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  2. Travel from Los Angeles to Channel Islands of California

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Fly Oakland to Los Angeles, travel  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX
  2. Travel from Los Angeles to Channel Islands of California

Fly Oakland to Long Beach, travel  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  2. Travel from Long Beach to Channel Islands of California

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach, travel  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB
  2. Travel from Long Beach to Channel Islands of California

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train, travel  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Oxnard Transportation Center
  3. Travel from Oxnard Transportation Center to Channel Islands of California

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, travel  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Oxnard Transportation Center
  3. Travel from Oxnard Transportation Center to Channel Islands of California

Bus, travel  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Travel from Pacific Coast Highway / Busch to Channel Islands of California

Train, travel  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Oxnard Transportation Center Coast Starlight
  2. Travel from Oxnard Transportation Center to Channel Islands of California

Bus, train, travel  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
  2. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oxnard Transportation Center
  3. Travel from Surfside & Industrial to Channel Islands of California

Caltrain, train, travel  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Oxnard Transportation Center
  3. Travel from Surfside & Industrial to Channel Islands of California

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Channel Islands of California is 355 miles.

The best way to get from San Francisco to Channel Islands of California without a car is to bus and travel which takes 12 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from San Francisco to Channel Islands of California, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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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 .

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Channel Islands of California.
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  • Distance: 355 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Channel Islands of California, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Channel Islands of California. However, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport BART Station, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Los Angeles, then take the travel to Channel Islands of California. Alternatively, you can take the BART to Coliseum BART Station, take the BART to Oakland International Airport BART Station, take the walk to Oakland airport, fly to Los Angeles, then take the travel to Channel Islands of California.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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 Burbank Amtrak to Oxnard Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Oxnard Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oxnard Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Oxnard Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Burbank Airport – South to Oxnard station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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.

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 Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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