There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6725 / ...

$39 - $90

5 alternative options

Caltrain, train  •  10 h 10 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

$149 - $257

Caltrain, night bus  •  8 h 53 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 48 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base 283.8 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
  3. Take the bus from Santa Maria Public Airport to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate

$247 - $460

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate via San Jose, Ca and Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Vandenberg Air Force Base is 236 miles. The road distance is 283.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base 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 Vandenberg Air Force Base is to bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs and takes 10 h 10 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 Vandenberg Air Force Base bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Maria, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base is 284 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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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 Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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  • Distance: 235.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 58 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base via San Jose, Ca, Santa Maria, Ca, and Transit Center in around 8 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, San Luis Obispo Amtrak, and Lompoc-Surf Amtrak in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
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
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
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 San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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
Night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
breezebus.com
Bus from Santa Maria Public Airport to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
breezebus.com
BREEZE
$2
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com

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