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

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  •  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

Cheapest option

Caltrain, night bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6739

$36 - $76

4 alternative options

Caltrain, train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
  3. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak

$148 - $256

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 39 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 11 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

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 Amtrak, San Luis Obispo Amtrak, and Lompoc-Surf Amtrak in around 9 h 37 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
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 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
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base?

The distance between San Francisco and Vandenberg Air Force Base is 377 km. The road distance is 454 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base is to drive which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $27 - $40.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Vandenberg Air Force Base?

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.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Vandenberg Air Force Base?

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