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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Lompoc by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Amtrak  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6725 / ...

$42 - $88

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Caltrain, train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak

$114 - $212

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Lompoc 293 miles

$28 - $45

Fly San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Village

Fly San Francisco to Santa Barbara, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop

Fly Oakland to Santa Barbara, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Barbara (SBA) OAK - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Lompoc is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Lompoc is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Lompoc. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal and arriving at Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop via Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Lompoc is 244 miles. The road distance is 293 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Lompoc without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 45 min to get from San Francisco to Lompoc, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Lompoc bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Lompoc is to bus which takes 9 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $110 - $220 and takes 9 h 59 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 7 min.

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San Francisco to Lompoc bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Lompoc.
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  • Distance: 244.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Lompoc via Santa Barbara Amtrak Station in around 9 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Lompoc via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station, and Lompoc-Surf Amtrak in around 9 h 59 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
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 San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Lompoc Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Village
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
cityofsantamaria.org

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Lompoc is 293 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from San Francisco to Lompoc.

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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 23+ hotels available in Lompoc. Prices start at $62 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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