There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Malibu Beach by bus, train, night bus, car, plane, tram or subway

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

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  10 h 13 min

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

$73 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Los Angeles via Oakland / ...

$35 - $54

9 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 8 min

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

$198 - $344

Night bus  •  9 h 18 min

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

$116 - $118

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Malibu Beach 394.7 miles

$35 - $60

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, tram, line 534 bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  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 / Malibu Library

$82 - $263

BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles, tram, line 534 bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX
  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 / Malibu Library

$61 - $216

BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank, tram, line 534 bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Coliseum
  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 / Malibu Library

$115 - $445

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, tram, line 534 bus  •  6 h 14 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 / Malibu Library

$81 - $472

Fly San Francisco to Long Beach, line 191 bus, tram, line 534 bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Long Beach (LGB) SFO - LGB
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo & Lakewood Nw to Del Amo Station Bay 2
  3. Take the tram from Del Amo Station to Pico Station
  4. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
  5. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Malibu Library

$63 - $257

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank, tram, line 534 bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - 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 / Malibu Library

$76 - $327

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Malibu Beach is to bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Malibu Beach is to fly and tram and line 534 bus which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $80 - $270.

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The distance between San Francisco and Malibu Beach is 535 km. The road distance is 631 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from San Francisco to Malibu Beach, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Malibu Beach. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Civic Center / Malibu Library via Alameda / College, Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns and 5th / Colorado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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

Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Malibu Beach once daily. Tickets cost $70 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Malibu Beach 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Amtrak
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
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Del Amo Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
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
$115
Schedules at
ridecabin.com
Book at
ridecabin.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Malibu Library
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo & Lakewood Nw to Del Amo Station Bay 2
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com

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