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There are 10 ways to get from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco by bus, plane, train, subway or car

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd & Hampshire Rd to Flower St & 7th St
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$55 - $242

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from North Hollywood, CA to San Francisco, CA Return

$42 - $62

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd & Hampshire Rd to Flower St & 7th St
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK

$46 - $428

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport - South
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$68 - $774

Train to Burbank, fly to San Francisco  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport - South
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO

$66 - $258

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose, BART  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport - South
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  3. Take the BART from Milpitas to Civic Center / UN Plaza

$81 - $375

Bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd & Hampshire Rd to Flower St & 7th St
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK

$428 - $1,421

Bus via Santa Barbara  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Camarillo Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Francisco Salesforce Plaza Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the train from Oxnard Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$57 - $112

Drive  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco 392.5 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco is to train and fly which costs $65 - $800 and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Thousand Oaks Transit Center and arriving at San Francisco Salesforce Plaza via Camarillo Amtrak and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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The distance between Thousand Oaks and San Francisco is 321 miles. The road distance is 392.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco without a car is to bus via Santa Barbara which takes 10h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Thousand Oaks to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Camarillo Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco is to bus via Santa Barbara which takes 10h 45m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $120 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Thousand Oaks to San Francisco bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Francisco Salesforce Plaza station.

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  • Distance: 321.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco via Camarillo station, Camarillo Amtrak, and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station in around 10h 45m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Oxnard Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $260
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$572
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $480
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport - South
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to Civic Center / UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bart.gov
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 Oxnard Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd & Hampshire Rd to Flower St & 7th St
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Ladot
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
Bus from Camarillo Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Francisco Salesforce Plaza
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 North Hollywood, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100

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Yes, the driving distance between Thousand Oaks to San Francisco is 393 miles. It takes approximately 6h 30m to drive from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 566+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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