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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Burbank to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Burbank to San Luis Obispo usually takes around 5 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance154 mi (247 km)
Fastest train4h 32m
Lowest price$42.80
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Burbank to San Luis Obispo?

In the last month, C$55.91 was the average price of a train ticket from Burbank, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$9.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$76$50$25AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to San Luis Obispo from Burbank is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$55 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13SONDJFMAMJJA
Traveling from Burbank to San Luis Obispo by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$55 whenever you decide to board the train to San Luis Obispo.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

Since the average price of train trips from Burbank to San Luis Obispo remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Burbank to San Luis Obispo?

There are 3 train lines with service from Burbank, California to San Luis Obispo, California. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 23m$59.33
Amtrak Coast Starlight14h 53m$49.71
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner15h 8m$53.42
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Burbank to San Luis Obispo every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $43.

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  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 1 train trips from Burbank to San Luis Obispo every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Burbank to San Luis Obispo during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Burbank to San Luis Obispo?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Burbank to San Luis Obispo. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Burbank to San Luis Obispo?

The distance between Burbank and San Luis Obispo is approximately 154 miles, or 247 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 32 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Burbank to San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Burbank at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Burbank to San Luis Obispo?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to San Luis Obispo. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Luis Obispo to Burbank.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Burbank.

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

Arrival stations

San Luis Obispo receives travelers from Burbank at its two active train stations.

Train stations in San Luis Obispo:

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

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