Travel from Santa-Monica to San-Francisco

Train, bus or fly from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

Southwest Airlines, Virgin America and four other airlines fly from Santa Monica to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Santa Monica to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $57 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

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How to get from Santa Monica to San Francisco

ModeDurationPrice
From Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns bus to Westwood, bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco.4 h 10 min$148
From Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns bus to Westwood, bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco.4 h 17 min$122
From Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns bus to Westwood, bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Jose airport, line 10 bus to Santa Clara Caltrain, then Caltrain to San Francisco.5 h 35 min$173
From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to Pico Station, tram to Wardlow Station Bay 1, bus to Long Beach airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco.5 h 18 min$134
From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, subway to L. A. Union Station station, train to Burbank airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco.5 h 25 min$240
From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, subway to L. A. Union Station station, train to Burbank airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco.5 h 23 min$186
From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, subway to L. A. Union Station station, train to Pomona Trans Center, line 61 bus to Ontario/San Bernardino airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco.6 h 31 min$254
From Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns bus to Hill / 7th, line 81 bus to Los Angeles, CA, then bus to San Francisco, CA.9 h 42 min$60
From Santa Monica / Lincoln line 704 bus to Los Angeles then bus to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St.10 h 44 min$37
From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, subway to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, walk to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, train to Oakland Jack London Square Station, walk to Lake Merritt, then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza.13 h 53 min$145
From Santa Monica night bus to San Francisco.8 h$115
From Santa Monica drive to San Francisco.6 h 18 min$45

How long does it take to get from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Santa Monica to San Francisco, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Monica and San Francisco?

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Santa Monica and arriving at San Francisco. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

Operators from Santa Monica to San Francisco

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Big Blue BusBig Blue Bus
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Virgin AmericaVirgin America
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
DeltaDelta
BARTBART
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
Santa Clara VTASanta Clara VTA
CaltrainCaltrain
Metro Los AngelesMetro Los Angeles
Long Beach TransitLong Beach Transit
JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue Airways
Metrolink TrainsMetrolink Trains
JetSuiteXJetSuiteX
OmniTrans1-800-9-OMNIBUSOmniTrans
Xe Do Hoang Transportation+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
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      1 Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $79 - $262
      • Duration: 4 h 10 min
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      2 Fly Los Angeles to Oakland
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      3 Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, Caltrain
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      4 Fly Long Beach to Oakland
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      5 Fly Burbank to Oakland
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      6 Fly Burbank to San Francisco
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      7 Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland
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      12 Drive
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