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The Amtrak Station in San Luis Obispo is served daily by the Coast Starlight train and twice daily by the Pacific Surfliner train, making it convenient to travel by train to San Luis Obispo. As an added bonus, the station is within walking distance of Downtown San Luis Obispo if you are interested in a quick day trip to the city.

Amtrak Routes to San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo Amtrak Train Station serves both the Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight.

  • Pacific Surfliner: Connecting from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, the Pacific Surfliner takes travelers along the breathtaking journey, cruising the coast of Central and Southern California at ease. As a bonus, the Pacific Surfliner train accommodates for bikes and boards, too.
  • Coast Starlight: Traveling between Los Angeles and Seattle, the Coast Starlight train passes through iconic cities like Portland and Sacramento and features epic views from Mount Shasta to stretches of the Pacific Ocean.

Amtrak Tickets

Purchase your tickets to ride the train through Amtrak, offering coach and business class seats on the Pacific Surfliner and coach seats, business class seats and various bedroom packages on the Coast Starlight.

Amtrak friends and family savings! For a limited time, when you purchase one full-priced adult ticket to San Luis Obispo County, additional passengers’ tickets on the same reservation receive a 50% discount.


Station Location

San Luis Obispo Amtrak Train Station
 is located at 1011 Railroad Avenue.

Station Hours

The station, ticket office and checked baggage area is open Monday through Sunday from 5:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Free Transit Transfer

To more easily connect to and from the station, the Pacific Surfliner Transit Transfer Program offers several free buses and shuttles for ticket holders.

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