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Compare train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles

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How much are train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$32.00
Fastest Train4h 18m
Trains Per Day26
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JulJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles
5.0
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Timothy
5.0
February 6, 2020Business
Pros
good food selection, very affordable, and incredible views out the windows to keep you entertained
Cons
a little outdated but nothing to concern about
Tips
very worth the price! only cost $40 to get from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles- a $170 or higher flight equivalent

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. 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.

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

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, $40.73 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. By booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $4.20 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles is approximately 161 miles, or 260 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 18 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 Los Angeles 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 Monday 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 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Los Angeles?

There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

What train services are there from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles?

There are 3 train lines with service from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 21 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak216h 47m$43.20
Amtrak Coast Starlight25h 21m$34.06
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner24h 55m$43.93

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

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

  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from San Luis Obispo will stop at one (or more) of the 7 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 931 S Gaffey St

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