Cheap train tickets from San Diego to San Luis Obispo

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

Lowest Price$60.50
Fastest7h 58m
Daily Schedules23
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to San Luis Obispo?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego 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 San Diego to San Luis Obispo was $62.84. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 5 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.39 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 San Diego to San Luis Obispo?

The distance between San Diego and San Luis Obispo is approximately 267.73 miles, or 430.76 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 9 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 58 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 San Diego to San Luis Obispo?

On Monday trains from San Diego 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.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Diego to San Luis Obispo

Typically there are 23 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 San Diego to San Luis Obispo, usually offering 19 trips per day. 4 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 2 train companies that operate from San Diego to San Luis Obispo

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to San Luis Obispo start from $60.50, and on average cost $65.05. Daily there are 19 Amtrak schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113 and one other train station.

From San Diego to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 58 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 24 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $64.97 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 19m
Avg. Price
$65.05

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Diego to San Luis Obispo start from $60.70, and on average cost $62.38. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave,

From San Diego to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 8 hours and 30 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 7 hours and 58 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $62.69 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 30m
Avg. Price
$62.38

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Luis Obispo that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Diego are:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to 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 stations in San Luis Obispo:
  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113