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

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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Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  10 h 20 min

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

$73 - $79

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 14 min

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

$43 - $104

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Train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Simi Valley Amtrak Coast Starlight

$188 - $344

Night bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica

$85 - $117

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Malibu 394.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, line 20 bus, line 534 bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Wilshire / Veteran to 5th / Colorado
  3. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch

$80 - $261

BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles, line 20 bus, line 534 bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX
  3. Take the line 20 bus from Wilshire / Veteran to 5th / Colorado
  4. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch

$59 - $214

BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank, tram, line 534 bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
  4. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch

$115 - $445

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, tram, line 534 bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
  3. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch

$81 - $472

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Malibu is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Malibu is to fly and line 20 bus and line 534 bus which costs $80 - $270 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Malibu. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Civic Center / Stuart Ranch via Alameda / College, Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns and 5th / Colorado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Malibu is 334 miles. The road distance is 394.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Malibu without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs $70 - $80.

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It takes approximately 10 h 20 min to get from San Francisco to Malibu, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Malibu 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 Malibu is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs $70 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $350 and takes 13 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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San Francisco to Malibu bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Malibu is 394 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from San Francisco to Malibu.

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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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  • Distance: 334 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 20 min

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Malibu once daily. Tickets cost $70 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Malibu once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Simi Valley Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $180
Room
$290 - $410
BART
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
Schedules at
bart.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Cabin
Email
help@ridecabin.com
Website
ridecabin.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ridecabin.com
Book at
ridecabin.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Veteran to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net

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