There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Ventura by plane, bus, train, subway 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.

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Fly San Francisco to Santa Barbara, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Hollister and Kellogg EB to Santa Clara and Oak EB

$178 - $393

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BART to Concord, fly to Burbank, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Concord BART Station
  2. Fly from Concord (CCR) to Burbank (BUR) CCR - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak

$61 - $303

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Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$96 - $513

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$130 - $486

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak

$91 - $368

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak

$104 - $316

Fly Oakland to Los Angeles, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak

$83 - $269

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Ventura, CA 5602 / ...

Caltrain, bus  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Santa Clara and Oak EB

Train  •  12 h 9 min

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

$84 - $204

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Ventura 366.7 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ventura. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Ventura, CA via Santa Barbara, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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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 and Amtrak Thruway which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from San Francisco to Ventura, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Ventura 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 Ventura is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 10 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Ventura is 367 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min 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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Ventura.
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  • Distance: 299.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Ventura via Santa Barbara, Ca and Santa Barbara, CA in around 10 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Ventura via Lake Merritt BART Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Santa Barbara Amtrak in around 12 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Concord to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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 Burbank Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Concord BART Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Hollister and Kellogg EB to Santa Clara and Oak EB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Santa Clara and Oak EB
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
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 Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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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 .

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