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There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel by plane, train, subway, bus, night bus 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.

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Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station

$103 - $300

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Night bus, train  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$44 - $81

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BART to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA
  3. Take the train from Tustin station to Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station

$112 - $623

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA

$78 - $268

BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach, line 92 bus, line 560 bus, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  3. Take the line 92 bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
  4. Take the line 560 bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9
  5. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station

$67 - $332

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach, line 92 bus, line 560 bus, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB
  2. Take the line 92 bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
  3. Take the line 560 bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9
  4. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station

$68 - $299

Fly San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SFO - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station

$129 - $535

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9489 / ...

$56 - $137

Caltrain, train  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station

$100 - $242

Drive  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel 437.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel is to fly and train which costs $100 - $300 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station via Vignes / Main and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 42 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Laguna Niguel is 398 miles. The road distance is 437.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 10 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Laguna Niguel bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco to Laguna Niguel train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel is to bus which takes 11 h 55 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $95 - $250 and takes 15 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel.
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  • Distance: 397.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana-Santiago, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros in around 11 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, and Los Angeles Union Station in around 15 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to San Juan Capistrano station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Room
$120 - $180
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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San Francisco to Laguna Niguel bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Ana, Ca station.

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San Francisco to Laguna Niguel train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Laguna Niguel is 437 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to drive from San Francisco to Laguna Niguel.

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Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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There are 451+ hotels available in Laguna Niguel. Prices start at $97 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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