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

Lowest Price$43.00
Fastest Train6h 3m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Luis Obispo to Berkeley 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 San Luis Obispo to Berkeley?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Luis Obispo to Berkeley, 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.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $43.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Luis Obispo to Berkeley. By booking your trip 12 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.00 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Berkeley is approximately 200 miles, or 322 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Luis Obispo to Berkeley 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 Friday 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 San Luis Obispo at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from San Luis Obispo to Berkeley?

Trains leave the station in San Luis Obispo twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

What train services are there from San Luis Obispo to Berkeley?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Luis Obispo to Berkeley. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 9m$44.50

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

There are two stations in San Luis Obispo where you can board the train to Berkeley:

  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

Berkeley has one train station:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

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