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from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles

You can get from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $255
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€30) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $255 (€209) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak, skywest airlines or Amtrak

Travel 161 miles (259 km) by bus, flight or train from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Amtrak, skywest airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
How do I reach Los Angeles from San Luis Obispo, CA?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Los Angeles from San Luis Obispo, CA. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to go to Los Angeles from San Luis Obispo, CA is by taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Los Angeles:

Taking a train is usually $8 (€6) less than taking a bus to Los Angeles, which costs on average $44 (€36) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $218 (€179) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $255 (€209) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles?

The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from San Luis Obispo, CA is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 40 min   on average.

What is the distance between San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is approximately 161 miles (259 km) away from San Luis Obispo, CA.

How many services a day are there from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles?

The average frequency per day from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles, what are the departure and arrival points in San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles:

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Amtrak for buses to Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for $44 (€36).
    • Travel with skywest airlines to go to Los Angeles by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find skywest airlines San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for $255 (€209).
    • Amtrak can get you to Los Angeles by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles for $37 (€30) on Omio.
    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles?
    Omio customers who travel from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Madrid or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Los Angeles and these popular destinations at a great price.
    How far in advance should I book my San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles one way ticket online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $44 (€36) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $255 (€209) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $37 (€30) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.