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There are 11 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 18m

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

$173 - $375

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Bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Oxnard "Greyhound"

$46 - $62

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Fly Oakland to Los Angeles, bus  •  5h 9m

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

$83 - $231

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, bus  •  5h 18m

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

$98 - $200

Fly Oakland to Santa Barbara, bus  •  4h 30m

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

$186 - $356

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train  •  5h 38m

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

$97 - $254

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train  •  5h 38m

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

$119 - $383

Fly San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Broad @ Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex
  3. Take the bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Ventura, CA

$220 - $434

Bus via Solvang  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Buellton, CA to Ventura, CA

Train  •  12h 9m

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

$70 - $109

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Ventura 366.2 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 13m.

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The fastest way to get from San Francisco to Ventura is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $170 - $380 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ventura. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Ventura, CA via Buellton, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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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 and Santa Barbara. 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 366.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ventura without a car is to bus via Solvang which takes 9h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 18m 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 station.

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San Francisco to Ventura train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Oakland station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ventura is to bus via Solvang which takes 9h 35m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $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 18m

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Ventura via Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop and Buellton, CA in around 9h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Ventura via Lake Merritt, Oakland, and Santa Barbara in around 12h 9m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Oakland to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles via Reno
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $300
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $240
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
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 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Oakland to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from Santa Barbara to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
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
$45 - $55
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Buellton, CA to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Broad @ Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org
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 to Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
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.

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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 to Oxnard
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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San Francisco to Ventura bus services, operated by Central Coast Shuttle, arrive at Ventura, CA 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 366 miles. It takes approximately 6h 13m 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 104+ 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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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