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Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo

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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo?

Lowest Price$32.00
Fastest Train4h 3m
Trains Per Day42
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo
5.0
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.8
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Ginger
5.0
January 24, 2020Couples trip
Pros
The ability to see and appreciate your surroundings. Can’t do that with driving.
Cons
Wi-fi
Tips
Bring some snacks n magazines
Juan
5.0
October 8, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I am very happy, because I made the right choice! Too beautiful! I mean the scenery is beautiful!
Tips
If you love highway one, you'll love the railway even more! Be sure to try it!
Katya
5.0
May 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The train was very comfortable and provided ample time for scenic viewing and picture-taking. The staff was most friendly and helpful. It was an altogether memorable experience. Also, with so much guidance and help by the staff, I got over my fear of being lost! Yippee!...More
Cons
More frequent checking of restrooms to see if toilet paper or paper towels are needed.
Tips
If you have a knee problem, you can ask for a handicapped seat where you’ll meet the loveliest and chattier people ever. Also, if you can’t carry your suitcase upstairs, the courteous staff will do their best to help you. In addition, if you’re reluctant to travel by tr...More

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo was $41.71. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $1.83 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo is approximately 161.57 miles, or 259.95 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 3 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo?

On Wednesday trains from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo?

Typically there are 42 schedules to compare for your trip to San Luis Obispo. On the route to San Luis Obispo 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo, usually offering 35.4 trips per day. 6 train trips per day are direct connections to San Luis Obispo, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo start from $35.50, and on average cost $42.54. Daily there are 35.4 Amtrak schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 6 other stations. And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113 and one other train station.

From Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 3 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 37.5625 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $43.12 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

Avg. Time
6h 24m
Avg. Price
$42.54

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo start from $32.00, and on average cost $39.50. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and one other station. And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave,

From Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 4 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 3 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $40.12 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
$39.50

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo start from $41.85, and on average cost $43.43. Daily there are 4.266667 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 2 other stations. And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave,

From Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 5 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 3 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 4.625 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $43.92 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

Avg. Time
5h 9m
Avg. Price
$43.43

Plan your next adventure

There are 7 train stations in Los Angeles with trains to San Luis Obispo. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
There are 2 different stations where trains from Los Angeles arrive in San Luis Obispo. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in San Luis Obispo:
  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

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