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

Lowest Price$95.00
Fastest Train13h 46m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines1
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San Luis Obispo-Needles Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Luis Obispo to Needles 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.

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

In the last month, $97.94 was the average price of a train ticket from San Luis Obispo, CA to Needles, CA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Needles is approximately 343 miles, or 552 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 46 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 Needles are the most crowded on Monday. 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from San Luis Obispo to Needles?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

Which train should you take from San Luis Obispo to Needles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Luis Obispo, California to Needles, California. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak615h 22m$97.94

Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?

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

  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

Where is the train station in Needles?

Needles has one train station:

  • 950 Front St

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