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Goleta-San Luis Obispo Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Goleta to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Goleta to San Luis Obispo usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Fastest train2h 40m
Lowest price€27.24
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Goleta to San Luis Obispo

Monthly average prices

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

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Goleta, California to San Luis Obispo, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner12h 40m€27.75
  • 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 Goleta to San Luis Obispo every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €27.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Goleta 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.

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

The distance between Goleta and San Luis Obispo is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 40 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Goleta 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Goleta at 17:00 and arrives in San Luis Obispo around 2 hours later.

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

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to San Luis Obispo with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Goleta?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Goleta.

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

Arrival stations

San Luis Obispo has one train station.

Need a return trip from San Luis Obispo to Goleta?

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