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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Paso Robles by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Amtrak  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Paso Robles Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to King City, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the bus from S First / Pearl to North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles 84

$26 - $63

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Caltrain, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$45 - $102

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Paso Robles 205.1 miles

$20 - $29

Fly, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center

$130 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal and arriving at Paso Robles Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Paso Robles station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Paso Robles Amtrak Station via San Jose Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Paso Robles is 178 miles. The road distance is 205.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Paso Robles without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs .

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The bus from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Paso Robles Amtrak Station takes 4 h 25 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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San Francisco to Paso Robles train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Paso Robles is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Paso Robles.
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  • Distance: 177.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from San Francisco to Paso Robles 3 times a day, and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Paso Robles via San Jose Diridon Caltrain and San Jose Diridon Station in around 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
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
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 Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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 Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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.

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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 King City, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from S First / Pearl to North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org

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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 Paso Robles bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Amtrak Station.

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San Francisco to Paso Robles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Paso Robles is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from San Francisco to Paso Robles.

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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 173+ hotels available in Paso Robles. Prices start at $83 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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