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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo usually takes around 7 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance185 mi (298 km)
Fastest train5h 57m
Lowest price£32.79
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, £39.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Anaheim, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £3.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£43£29£14JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to San Luis Obispo from Anaheim is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £38 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

£54£43£32£22£11ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £41 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£54£43£32£22£113020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Luis Obispo from Anaheim will be about £3.45 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

2 train services operate from Anaheim, California to San Luis Obispo, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak57h 24m£40.18
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner16h 28m£32.97
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £33.

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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 Anaheim to San Luis Obispo every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from £33.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Anaheim 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 Anaheim to San Luis Obispo?

The distance between Anaheim and San Luis Obispo is approximately 185 miles, or 298 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 57 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 Anaheim to San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 Anaheim at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Anaheim to San Luis Obispo?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Luis Obispo to Anaheim. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Anaheim to San Luis Obispo for £15.12.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Anaheim?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Anaheim.

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in San Luis Obispo:

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

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