There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Ventura by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Francisco to Santa Barbara, bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Airport to Ventura, CA

$201 - $572

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, CA - Bus Station to Oxnard , CA - Bus Station Santa Rosa

$46 - $67

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Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA

$111 - $322

Fly Oakland to Los Angeles, bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA

$123 - $319

Fly Oakland to Santa Barbara, bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Barbara (SBA) OAK - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Airport to Ventura, CA

$113 - $439

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak

$136 - $504

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak

$94 - $497

Bus via Santa Barbara  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Ventura Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$70 - $109

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Ventura 366.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ventura is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Ventura is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $440 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ventura station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza and arriving at Ventura Station via Santa Barbara Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Ventura. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Ventura Amtrak via Oakland Jack London Square Station and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 9m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Ventura is 300 miles. The road distance is 366.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ventura without a car is to bus via Santa Barbara which takes 8h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from San Francisco to Ventura, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Ventura bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza station.

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San Francisco to Ventura train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ventura is to bus via Santa Barbara which takes 8h 40m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $110 and takes 12h 9m.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Ventura.
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  • Distance: 299.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Ventura, Ventura County, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station 3 times a day, and the journey takes 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Ventura via Lake Merritt, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station in around 12h 9m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
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 Burbank Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Airport to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
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
Bus from San Francisco Salesforce Plaza to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, CA - Bus Station to Oxnard , CA - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $100

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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San Francisco to Ventura bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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San Francisco to Ventura train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ventura Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Ventura is 367 miles. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from San Francisco to Ventura.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Ventura. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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