Getting Here & Getting Around
San Luis Obispo is accessible by car, air, bus and train.
San Luis Obispo is about 200 miles north of Los Angeles and 220 miles south of San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101. The most direct route from either city is U.S. 101; it’s a drive of about four hours either way. From San Francisco you can also drive to SLO on spectacularly scenic Highway 1, although the road is slow and winding and subject to closure in bad weather. That takes about six hours. From the east (including Fresno and Bakersfield), take Highway 46 west to Paso Robles, then head south on U.S. 101.
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is served by United Express and US Airways. Passengers can fly non-stop from and to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoneix. The airport is five miles south of downtown on Highway 227. sloairport.com
Amtrak serves San Luis Obispo several times a day via the Coast Starlight from Seattle and the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego. Buses meet many trains. The Amtrak depot is at 1011 Railroad Avenue; 1-800-USA-RAIL or 805-541-0505. amtrak.com
Greyhound and many tour and charter companies serve San Luis Obispo. The Greyhound terminal is at 1460 Calle Joaquin; 805-543-2121. greyhound.com
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