There are 7 ways to get from San Jose to Lompoc by train, bus, 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

Train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from San Luis Obispo Amtrak to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$106 - $200

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Salinas Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the night bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6739

$31 - $61

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$37 - $76

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Lompoc 246.7 miles

$24 - $35

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP
  3. Take the bus from Transit Center to Mission Plaza

Fly San Jose to Burbank, train, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose and Lompoc is 204 miles. The road distance is 246.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Lompoc without a car is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from San Jose to Lompoc, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Lompoc is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min.

Mode details

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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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Lompoc is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from San Jose to Lompoc.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Lompoc. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose to San Jose Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 7 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Lompoc.
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  • Distance: 204.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between San Jose, CA, USA and Lompoc, CA, USA?

You can take a train from San Jose to Lompoc via San Luis Obispo Amtrak and Lompoc-Surf Amtrak in around 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Jose to Lompoc hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
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
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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.

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 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
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Lompoc Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Mission Plaza
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
breezebus.com

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