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Fresno-San Luis Obispo Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Fresno to San Luis Obispo?

Lowest Price$29.50
Fastest Train3h 41m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fresno to San Luis Obispo right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Fresno to San Luis Obispo?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Fresno to San Luis Obispo, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $31.51 was the average price of a train ticket from Fresno, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.59 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Fresno and San Luis Obispo is approximately 113 miles, or 181 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 41 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 Fresno to San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Thursday 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 Fresno at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Fresno to San Luis Obispo?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to San Luis Obispo. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

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

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Fresno, California to San Luis Obispo, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43h 48m$34.25

Where is the train station in Fresno?

There is one train station in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

San Luis Obispo receives travelers from Fresno at its two active train stations:

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
  • 1011 Railroad Ave

Price trends for trains from Fresno to San Luis Obispo

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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