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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

Showing times and prices for May 21

Cheapest

$46

Average

$46

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA will cost around $ 46 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 46.

Amtrak
02:00PMSan Francisco, CA8h24 10:24PMSan Luis Obispo, CA
0 changes
$461One-way

Train schedule from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

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Amtrak
02:00PMSan Francisco, CA8h24 10:24PMSan Luis Obispo, CA
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Sat
May 21
$46Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$294skywest airlines
Sun
May 22
$36Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$167skywest airlines
Mon
May 23
$36Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$161skywest airlines
Tue
May 24
$37Amtrak
$54Amtrak
$212skywest airlines
Wed
May 25
$37Amtrak
$55Amtrak
$332skywest airlines
Thu
May 26
$36Amtrak
$54Amtrak
$222skywest airlines
Fri
May 27
$36Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$212Oo

Fastest train times from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

Showing times and prices for May 21

Fastest Journey

8 h 24 m

Average

8 h 24 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

319 km

Of the 1 trains that leave San Francisco, CA for San Luis Obispo, CA every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 319 km distance in an average of 8 h 24 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h 24 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Amtrak
02:00PMSan Francisco, CA8h24 10:24PMSan Luis Obispo, CA
0 changes
$461One-way

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Overview: Train from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage train duration29 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€35)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA cover the 197 miles (318 km) long journey taking on average 29 h 15 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $39 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $35 (€31).

Train providers: Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA trains

Find the best trains between San Francisco, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $35 (€31). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $35

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train to San Luis Obispo, CA from San Francisco, CA:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Travel Tips: Trains from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

Travel by train to San Luis Obispo, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA.
FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets between San Francisco, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to San Luis Obispo, CA from San Francisco, CA for the next 7 days starting from $35 (€31)  one way.

How much is a train ticket to San Luis Obispo, CA from San Francisco, CA?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $39 (€35)  for a train ticket between San Francisco, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA.

How far is San Luis Obispo, CA from San Francisco, CA by train?

The San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA train distance is approximately 197 miles (318 km).

How many hours is the train time between San Francisco, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA?

The San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA train duration is on average 29 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 197 miles (318 km) to San Luis Obispo, CA from San Francisco, CA. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What train companies go from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?

For the route from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

What are the first and last departure train times from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?

The earliest train departing from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA leaves at 1: 55 PM. The last train departing from San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA leaves at 7: 00 PM. You can find the latest San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA train tickets to get the best deals?

If you buy the San Francisco, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $39 (€35). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between San Francisco, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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