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Santa Ana-San Luis Obispo Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||6h 6m|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo?
What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo?
In the last month, $52.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Ana, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.04 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo?
The distance between Santa Ana and San Luis Obispo is approximately 191 miles, or 308 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 6 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 Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo 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 Santa Ana at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo?
There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo. 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 San Luis Obispo to Santa Ana. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo for $65.00.
Which train should you take from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo?
2 train services operate from Santa Ana, California to San Luis Obispo, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak train tickets from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo start from $46, and on average cost $54. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave and one other train station. From Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 6 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $57 for a one-way train ticket to San Luis Obispo.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo start from $46, and on average cost $46. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Luis Obispo trains arrive at 1011 Railroad Ave, From Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 6 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Luis Obispo faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to travel to San Luis Obispo on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pacific Surfliner scheduled trip per day, which will cost $46 for a one-way weekend reservation from Santa Ana.
Where is the train station in Santa Ana?
There is one train station in Santa Ana:
- Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd
Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo receives travelers from Santa Ana at its two active train stations:
- 1011 Railroad Ave
- 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
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