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Dunsmuir-San Luis Obispo Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Dunsmuir to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Dunsmuir to San Luis Obispo usually takes around 15 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 14 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance419 mi (674 km)
Fastest train14h 32m
Lowest price€49.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak216h 0m€67.51
Amtrak Coast Starlight114h 33m€60.01
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Dunsmuir to San Luis Obispo every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €60.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Dunsmuir and San Luis Obispo is approximately 419 miles, or 674 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 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 Dunsmuir to San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Saturday 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 Dunsmuir at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 00:00. 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 Dunsmuir to San Luis Obispo?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Dunsmuir 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 Dunsmuir.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dunsmuir?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dunsmuir.

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in San Luis Obispo:

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

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