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There are 7 ways to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Coast Starlight

$49 - $124

6 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Paso Robles 207.7 miles

$20 - $30

Bus, fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP
  3. Take the bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center

$133 - $418

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station

Fly to San Jose, train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station

$114 - $378

Bus, fly to Monterey, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  3. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station

$125 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Paso Robles station. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Paso Robles Intermodal Station via Los Angeles, Ca and Santa Barbara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Paso Robles is 168 miles. The road distance is 207.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles without a car is to train which takes 8 h 21 min and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Paso Robles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles is to train which takes 8 h 21 min and costs $45 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Santa Monica to Paso Robles bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Paso Robles Intermodal Station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles.
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  • Distance: 168 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 21 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Paso Robles, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Monica to Paso Robles once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 6 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Monica to Paso Robles via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Barbara, Ca, and Santa Barbara Amtrak in around 8 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 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
Train from Salinas Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $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 Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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 Santa Barbara Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / 14th to Wilshire / Veteran
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Government Center Osos & Palm to North County Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Paso Robles is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Santa Monica to Paso Robles.

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

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There are 167+ hotels available in Paso Robles. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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