SLO Car Free


Established in 2009, San Luis Obispo Car Free is a cooperative partnership between the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition. Promoting cleaner air and a healthier planet, SLO Car Free offers tools for visitors so you can easily travel to San Luis Obispo without a car.

The mission of SLO Car Free is “to preserve clean air, promote community and individual responsibility for air quality, and to promote economic and community well-being through encouraging car-free, care-free transportation to and around the San Luis Obispo area.” From lowering your carbon footprint to living a healthier life by walking rather than driving, there are endless reasons to travel car free. As a bonus, San Luis Obispo makes it easy for you through countless partnerships between SLO Car Free, local businesses and public transit authorities.

Sign up with SLO Car Free to receive exclusive discounts at participating businesses in San Luis Obispo, including Amtrak’s 20% discount on tickets, $5 off at Novo Restaurant, 2 for 1 tastings at Chamisal Vineyards and more. You don’t want to miss out on their stay and play offers so register today!

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Amtrak Discount


Traveling by train is quick and convenient when riding to and from San Luis Obispo County on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight or the San Joaquin. When you book an Amtrak ticket through the SLO Car Free site, you can receive 20% off your ticket price simply for travelling car free.

Once you reach the San Luis Obispo Train Station, continue your car free trip and hop on the SLO Transit bus services on Route 5 or SLO RTA on Route 10 to reach different locations both in and outside of town.

Getting Around San Luis Obispo


San Luis Obispo offers multiple options for you to travel throughout the city, including an Old Downtown Trolley that costs a mere $0.50. Here are a few other stress-free ways to get around SLO:

Walking through San Luis Obispo


Enjoy a 10-minute walk from the Amtrak Train Station to Downtown San Luis Obispo and explore the many things to do right in the heart of the city.

Contact Information


To learn more about the SLO Car Free program, give them a call at (805) 781-5912 or email at [email protected].

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