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Whether you take the scenic route via Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway), fly into the San Luis Obispo airport or arrive via train from southern California, the trip to San Luis Obispo can be a memorable experience in itself, and getting here is part of the fun! Once you’ve arrived, it’s easy to travel around the city using San Luis Obispo transportation including Uber, car rentals, bike rentals or even, the iconic trolley to Downtown SLO. Explore ways to get to and get around in San Luis Obispo below.

Getting Around


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SLO Transit offers seven fixed routes throughout San Luis Obispo that will take you throughout the city. View San Luis Obispo’s bus schedule for the city’s public buses.

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The Old SLO Trolley runs a fixed route on Monterey Street and loops through Downtown San Luis Obispo. Costing only 50 cents, the trolley is fun and affordable option for traveling from hotels to the heart of San Luis Obispo. Visit our Old SLO Trolley page for more information.

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Wherever you need to travel within San Luis Obispo County, you can always trust our local taxis, Uber, and Lyft. Local taxi services include Yellow Cab Co, Surf Cab Co and 234 Taxi. Be sure to download the Uber app before coming to SLO to utilize their special program, UberWINE, allowing you to request a personal driver to stay with you while winetasting in San Luis Obispo. For quick trips from point A to B download the Lyft app.

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When traveling with a large group, shuttles can be the best option for convenience and price. SLO Safe Ride and Ride-On Transportation provide all types of shuttle options. Be sure to reserve in advance for optimal preferences.

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With endless outdoor activities, renting bikes switches up and adds some fun to your mode of transportation. Bike rental shops include San Luis Obispo Bike Kitchen, Art’s Cyclery, Wally’s and Cambria Bicycle Outfitter.

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When planning to rent a car in SLO, reserve a car in advance. San Luis Obispo offers endless car rental options including Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz.

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