How to travel from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles

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Travel Information from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $209
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€34) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $209 (€193) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak, skywest airlines or Amtrak

Travel 161 miles (259 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route 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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There are 4 travel options from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $37 (€34) compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A bus is generally $172 (€159) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $209 (€193) from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles.

A bus is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $45 (€41) from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles.

The quickest way to travel from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 5 min.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 5 h 32 min.

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

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

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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:

    • Amtrak can get you to Los Angeles by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Amtrak from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles for $37 (€34) on Omio.
    • Skywest airlines can get you to Los Angeles by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with skywest airlines from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles for $209 (€193) on Omio.
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains 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 $45 (€41).
    Many of our customers traveling from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles don't make Los Angeles their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Los Angeles are Paris, Madrid or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Los Angeles to any of these top destinations today!

    Before traveling from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $37 (€34) one way on average for this route.
    • A plane ticket for this route is costing $209 (€193) one way on average.
    • A train ticket for this route costs on average $45 (€41) one way.

    But we recommend booking San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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