Cheap train tickets from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo

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Schedule & Pricing Info

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

Lowest Price$41.25
Fastest6h 41m
Daily Schedules14
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Luis Obispo was $45.16. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $11.12 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 Sacramento to San Luis Obispo?

The distance between Sacramento and San Luis Obispo is approximately 232.67 miles, or 374.35 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 8 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 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.

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

On Tuesday trains from Sacramento 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo?

Typically there are 14 schedules to compare for your trip to San Luis Obispo. On the route to San Luis Obispo 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, usually offering 13 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves San Luis Obispo with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo start from $41.25, and on average cost $47.37. Daily there are 13 Amtrak schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113 and one other train station.

From Sacramento to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $46.79 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

Restroom
WiFi
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 16m
Avg. Price
$47.37

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo start from $46.00, and on average cost $52.30. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave,

From Sacramento to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 8 hours and 32 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 6 hours and 41 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to San Luis Obispo on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $53.03 for a one-way weekend reservation from Sacramento.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 32m
Avg. Price
$52.30

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Sacramento on their way to San Luis Obispo:
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Sacramento 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