Train travel to San Luis Obispo couldn’t be more convenient! The Amtrak Station in San Luis Obispo offers daily service by the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner. As an added bonus, the station is within walking distance of Downtown San Luis Obispo filled with boutique shops, restaurants, tasting rooms and more.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in the hills of San Luis Obispo

Amtrak Routes to San Luis Obispo

  • Pacific Surfliner: Getting to San Luis Obispo is half the fun when you travel on the Pacific Surfliner. Sit back and relax as you cruise along tracks that parallel the beautiful Pacific Coast while enjoying complimentary Wi-Fi. Stop by the onboard Market Café to savor a variety of snacks, sweets, light meals and beverages. Pacific Surfliner service is offered between San Diego and San Luis Obispo with stops in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
  • Coast Starlight: Traveling between Los Angeles and Seattle, the Coast Starlight train passes through iconic cities like Portland, Sacramento and Oakland and features epic views from Mount Shasta to stretches of the Pacific Ocean.

Amtrak Tickets

For ticketing, fares and schedules visit or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner headed up the coastline to San Luis Obispo

Pacific Surfliner Savings

Pacific Surfliner Everyday DiscountsThe Pacific Surfliner offers special savings for passengers with disabilities (and their travel companions),  for Veterans, students and seniors.  Passengers can also save on travel to San Luis Obispo when registering with San Luis Obispo Car Free.

Free Transit TransfersPacific Surfliner passengers receive complimentary local transfers via SLO Transit and San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority with the Transit Transfer program.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner by some coastal driftwood and stones

Amtrak Station Location

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

Amtrak Station Hours

The Amtrak Station ticket office and checked baggage areas are open Monday-Sunday from 5:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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