There are 5 ways to get from San Simeon to San Francisco by car, night bus, train, taxi, bus or plane

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Drive, night bus, Caltrain  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from San Simeon to King City Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from King City Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

Cheapest option

Drive, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Drive from San Simeon to Infantry / 7th Division
  2. Take the bus from Infantry / 7th Division to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 82
  3. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$29 - $63

3 alternative options

Taxi, train, Caltrain  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Simeon to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
  2. Take the train from Paso Robles Intermodal Station to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$176 - $258

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from San Simeon to San Francisco 238.6 miles

$23 - $35

Bus, fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Hearst Drive at San Simeon to Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park
  2. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Government Center Osos & Palm
  3. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) SBP - SFO

$130 - $276

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Simeon and San Francisco is 166 miles. The road distance is 238.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Simeon to San Francisco without a car is to taxi and train and Caltrain which takes 6 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from San Simeon to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Simeon to San Francisco is 239 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from San Simeon to San Francisco.

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

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There are 609+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Simeon to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 166.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

There is no direct connection from San Simeon to San Francisco. However, you can take the drive to King City Amtrak, take the night bus to San Jose Diridon Station, take the walk to San Jose Diridon Caltrain, then take the Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Paso Robles Intermodal Station, take the train to San Jose Diridon Station, take the walk to San Jose Diridon Caltrain, then take the Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
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 Paso Robles Intermodal Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus 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
Night bus from King City Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Infantry / 7th Division to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
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 Salinas, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Hearst Drive at San Simeon to Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
slorta.org
Other operators
Taxi from San Simeon to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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