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

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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
  3. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak

$114 - $212

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Bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Caltrain, night bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca

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 9 min

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

Fly San Francisco to Santa Barbara, bus  •  7 h 37 min

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

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train, bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, bus  •  8 h 33 min

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

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Lompoc. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Lompoc Amtrak via Santa Barbara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 55 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 Caltrain and train which takes 9 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 59 min to get from San Francisco to Lompoc, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Lompoc is to Caltrain and train which takes 9 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 55 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 3 min.

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

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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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Lompoc.
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  • Distance: 244.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from San Francisco to Lompoc via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, San Luis Obispo Amtrak, and Lompoc-Surf Amtrak in around 9 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Lompoc via Santa Barbara, Ca and Santa Barbara Amtrak in around 11 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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
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 San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
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 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
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 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
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 Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Night bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Mission Plaza
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
breezebus.com

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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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