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What train companies travel to San Luis Obispo, California?

Located in California, San Luis Obispo is accessible by train from 118 other cities. You can choose from 343 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to San Luis Obispo on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving San Luis Obispo

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11710h 19m€68.67
Amtrak Coast Starlight2511h 9m€85.85
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner225h 43m€44.45
  • 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.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space.

  • 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.

Which train service has the best service to San Luis Obispo?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to San Luis Obispo by train with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Coast Starlight had the most comfortable train service to San Luis Obispo taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Coast Starlight offers. They rate Amtrak Coast Starlight a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to San Luis Obispo punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the best on time performance on their train schedules to San Luis Obispo, rating them a 4.3 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to San Luis Obispo?

€8.64 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to San Luis Obispo, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to San Luis Obispo. In the last month, trains from Grover Beach to San Luis Obispo had the lowest average price at €8.64.

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo, CA?

The busiest train station in San Luis Obispo is 1011 Railroad Ave. As San Luis Obispo's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113.

What is the closest airport to San Luis Obispo, CA?

The closest airport to San Luis Obispo is San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP), it is located 3.3 miles from the city center of San Luis Obispo.

Is San Luis Obispo a popular train travel destination?

San Luis Obispo ranks number 20 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 176 in United States. San Luis Obispo ranks number 35 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to San Luis Obispo via train service. On average 90 direct daily train trips serve San Luis Obispo.

What is the population of San Luis Obispo?

The population of San Luis Obispo is 47339. San Luis Obispo ranks number 71 in terms of population in California and number 356 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to San Luis Obispo cost?

Train tickets to San Luis Obispo range from €9 for a short trip to San Luis Obispo, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to San Luis Obispo starts at , and a longer trip by train to San Luis Obispo can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €72 .

What type of traveler does San Luis Obispo attract?

People who take the train to San Luis Obispo are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to San Luis Obispo easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of San Luis Obispo?

The closest train station to the city center of San Luis Obispo is 1011 Railroad Ave, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 1011 Railroad Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of San Luis Obispo. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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