There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to La Jolla by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from San Francisco, line 30 bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Silverado St & Herschel Av

$80 - $324

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455 / ...

$61 - $141

6 alternative options

Fly from Oakland, line 30 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Silverado St & Herschel Av

$94 - $367

Caltrain to San Jose, fly, line 30 bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN
  3. Take the line 30 bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Silverado St & Herschel Av

$90 - $349

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$84 - $86

Bus, train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA to Burbank via Oakland
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$69 - $138

Train  •  18 h 17 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 San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$105 - $282

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to La Jolla 495.9 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to La Jolla is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to La Jolla is to fly and line 30 bus which costs $80 - $330 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and La Jolla is 450 miles. The road distance is 495.9 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from San Francisco to La Jolla, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to La Jolla. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Silverado St & Herschel Av via Miramar College Transit Station and La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 17 min.

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to La Jolla once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to La Jolla via Lake Merritt, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak, and Old Town Transit Center in around 18 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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