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Paso Robles-San Luis Obispo Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo usually takes around one hour and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 30 minutes.

Distance24 mi (39 km)
Fastest train0h 30m
Lowest price$17.46
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Paso Robles, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




June 15, 2019 -

Amtrak Coast Starlight

The staff was so kind and the observation car was fantastic!

The staff was so kind and the observation car was fantastic!

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

In the last month, C$18.24 was the average price of a train ticket from Paso Robles, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$4.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo will vary between C$17 and C$21. Planning a train trip to San Luis Obispo within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Paso Robles over the next 7 days is C$19. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Paso Robles 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$19 whenever you decide to board the train to San Luis Obispo.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Paso Robles 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 Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo?

2 train services operate from Paso Robles, California to San Luis Obispo, California. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 40m$18.70
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 29m$19.58
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paso Robles 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 Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo?

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

The distance between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo is approximately 24 miles, or 39 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to San Luis Obispo.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday 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 Paso Robles at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo?

Trains leave the station in Paso Robles twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to San Luis Obispo with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo for $18.70.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Paso Robles?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Paso Robles.

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in San Luis Obispo:

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

Need a return trip from San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles?

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