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Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

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Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

Where do we fly into from Austin, TX to view the Hearst Castle and is there buses to the castle

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1. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

The closest airports are Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Airports but it's unlikely you'll find direct flights there. Most people combine a visit to Hearst Castle with some other California sightseeing. If you want to do Northern California sightseeing, fly into Monterey, San Jose, SFO or Oakland; if you want to do Southern California sightseeing, fly into one of the LA area airports: LAX, Burbank, Ontario.

Hearst Castle's website has some info: hearstcastle.org/plan-your-trip/…

Edited: 05 April 2018, 23:55
Oakland, California
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2. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

San Luis Obispo (SBP). It has daily service to LAX, SFO, PHX and SEA. Most people fly into the LA or SF area airports and drive up as part of a larger trip. San Luis Obispo is more than four hours’ drive from larger cities in California.

I would NOT take a bus. Rent a car. The bus service is infrequent and could take hours.

Edited: 06 April 2018, 00:53
Oakland, California
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3. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

SBP also connects to DEN, which may be helpful coming from Texas.

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4. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

There are bus tours from Los Angeles, San Fran etc but these usually are part of longer tours that take in many other things along the coast.

hearstcastle.org/plan-your-trip/…

Cambria, California
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5. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

There are also connecting flights from LAX to San Luis Obispo on American and US Air- it is about an hour's drive from the SLO airport to San Simeon if you rent a car. Paso Robles is a private airport. If you came into SLO and got to Paso Robles (about 1/2 hour north of SLO) there is a tour to Hearst Castle through a company called The Wine Wrangler that picks you up at your hotel in Paso.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProduc…

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6. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

I hope Hearst Castle is not your only travel destination in California. You would spend more on travel time than in visiting time, especially without a vehicle. You might want to check out more destinations in the area to make it worth the time spent.

Have fun with more research.

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7. Re: Air travel from Austin, Tx to San Simeon

This thread is a month old. The OP never came back to tell us anything else about their plans, or even so much as a thank you. Annoying.

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