Cheap San Jose to San Luis Obispo train tickets

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Overall score for San Jose to San Luis Obispo
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Amtrak Coast Starlight
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
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Arnav
5.0
October 3, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Train was spacious.
Cons
Bathroom cleanliness

How to find cheap train tickets from San Jose to San Luis Obispo ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Jose 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 Jose to San Luis Obispo was $61.80. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 7 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.56 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 journey from San Jose to San Luis Obispo ? How far is San Jose to San Luis Obispo ?

The distance between San Jose to San Luis Obispo is 157.67 miles or 253.69 km. A train trip from San Jose to San Luis Obispo typically takes 9 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Coast Starlight. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 5 hours to get from San Jose to San Luis Obispo.

Going from San Jose to San Luis Obispo by train takes over 9 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Wednesday trains from San Jose 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

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

Typically there are 5 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 Jose to San Luis Obispo, usually offering 4 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.

San Jose to San Luis Obispo is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Jose to San Luis Obispo start from $50.00, and on average cost $72.17. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113 and one other train station.

From San Jose to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $72.26 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.

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Avg. Time
10h 39m
Avg. Price
$72.17

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from San Jose to San Luis Obispo start from $27.00, and on average cost $34.21. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Coast Starlight in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave,

From San Jose to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 5 hours and 0 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 $34.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from San Jose.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 0m
Avg. Price
$34.21

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart San Jose on their way to San Luis Obispo. The busiest departure station in San Jose serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill 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., The busiest departure station in San Jose serving this route is 1011 Railroad Ave, 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113.
  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113