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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$78 - $134

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Avila Beach 200.8 miles

$19 - $29

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SFO - SBP

$171 - $326

Fly from San Jose  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SJC - SBP

$172 - $804

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 26m.

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The distance between Santa Clara and Avila Beach is 166 miles. The road distance is 200.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach without a car is to bus which takes 5h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach is to bus which takes 5h 30m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 6h 20m, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $850 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 12m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Clara to Avila Beach is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Santa Clara to Avila Beach.

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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 259+ hotels available in Avila Beach. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Avila Beach.
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  • Distance: 165.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Avila Beach, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Santa Clara to Avila Beach 4 times a day, and the journey takes 3h 45m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Clara to Avila Beach once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Caltrain
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to San Jose Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 9m and costs $2 - $5.

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