There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Paso Robles by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$49 - $124

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Bus  •  8 h 26 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 Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Paso Robles 207.7 miles

$20 - $30

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$136 - $420

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  7 h 14 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 Amtrak

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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 Amtrak via Los Angeles, Ca and Santa Barbara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 26 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 24 min and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 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 24 min and costs $45 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 26 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 Amtrak.

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  • Distance: 168 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 24 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 26 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
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
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org

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