There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP

$131 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 56 min

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

$37 - $81

4 alternative options

Fly to Santa Barbara, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the train from Goleta Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak

$210 - $458

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Jose, CA to Grover Beach, CA 6237

Caltrain, train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Coast Starlight

$56 - $118

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Pismo Beach 245.4 miles

$24 - $35

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Pismo Beach 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Pismo Beach via San Jose, Ca, San Jose, CA, Grover Beach, CA, and West Grand Avenue @ 2nd Street WB in around 6 h 39 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
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Goleta Amtrak to Grover Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak 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
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Pismo Beach?

The distance between San Francisco and Pismo Beach is 333 km. The road distance is 393 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $130 - $280.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Pismo Beach?

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Pismo Beach. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Dolliver St @ San Luis Ave via San Jose, CA and West Grand Avenue @ 2nd Street WB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach?

It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from San Francisco to Pismo Beach, including transfers.