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San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train

The journey from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train is 268.06 mi and takes 8 hr 58 min. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:05 AM and the last at 11:32 PM. It is possible to travel from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train for as little as $17.25 or as much as $75.09. The best price for this journey is $17.25.

Lowest Price$17.25
Journey Duration8 hr 58 min
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price$17.25
Highest Price$75.09
First Departure3:05 AM
Last Departure11:32 PM
Distance268.06 mi
DepartureSan Diego, CA
ArrivalSan Luis Obispo, CA
CarriersAmtrak

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How much will I pay for train tickets from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?

The cheapest train tickets from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA cost $17.25. On average, you can expect to spend around $49.51 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA.
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When you're traveling from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $49.51. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long is the journey from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train?

The average journey time is 8 hr 58 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 268.06 mi from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA to take longer than 8 hr 58 min. The journey from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA covers a distance of 268.06 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 8 hr 58 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 7 hr 25 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

Which stations can I use on the San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA route?

You will be able to leave San Diego, CA by using stations such as San Diego CA - Santa Fe Depot (SAN),San Diego (Downtown - Seaport),San Diego, CA - Old Town,San Diego (Balboa Park). These connect you to stations including San Luis Obispo-Railroad Ave in San Luis Obispo, CA. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in San Diego, CA or in San Luis Obispo, CA, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from San Diego, CA leave for San Luis Obispo, CA?

You will be able to travel from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 16 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 2 direct connections from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 14 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA

The cheapest San Diego, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $30.01 if you’re lucky, or $77.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $109.96.

Find the best day to travel to San Luis Obispo, CA by train

When travelling to San Luis Obispo, CA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA
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San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
30.2kg
Bus
32.36kg
Flight
86.28kg
Car
69.02kg
What are the CO2 emissions from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA are 30.2kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA? By taking the train between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA you will save 56.08kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.16kg compared to a bus and 38.82kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?
A train ticket from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA is $49.51. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $17.25.
What's the cheapest train ticket from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA is $17.25. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA by train?
San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA is 268.06 mi.
How long does the train between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA take?
San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA is on average 8 hr 58 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 25 min.
How many train connections per day go from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?
San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA leave?
The earliest train from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA departs at 3:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA depart?
The latest train from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA departs at 11:32 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $17.25 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from San Diego, CA to go to San Luis Obispo, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA is 7 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct train from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA by train?
The train journey from San Diego, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA creates 30.2kg of CO2 emissions.

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