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Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train10h 12m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2
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San Luis Obispo-Chico Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Luis Obispo to Chico 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Chico?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Luis Obispo to Chico. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Luis Obispo to Chico?

In the last month, $51.40 was the average price of a train ticket from San Luis Obispo, CA to Chico, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Chico is approximately 314 miles, or 505 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 12 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 Chico 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 Saturday 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 3:00pm. 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 Chico?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from San Luis Obispo to Chico. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

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

2 train services operate from San Luis Obispo to Chico. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak411h 23m$59.45
Amtrak Coast Starlight110h 13m$52.86

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

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

  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

Where is the train station in Chico?

Chico has one train station:

  • 450 Orange St

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