There are several ways to travel to San Luis Obispo. We sit on the California Central Coast, half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco.


Two airlines serve the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport - American Airlines and United with non-stop flights to and from San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles & Phoenix. Car rentals are available from Hertz, Avis, Budget and Enterprise. Learn More


One of the most pleasant, relaxing and beautiful ways to travel to San Luis Obispo is by train. Amtrakʼs Pacific Surfliner gives you a seaside seat with stops in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and finally San Luis Obispo. There are panoramic windows, a Cafe car and so much more. If you want to avoid the freeway, this is the way to go. Learn More.

En route daily between Los Angeles and Seattle, the Coast Starlight train passes through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Portland. Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey. Learn More.


San Luis Obispo can be reached directly off Highway 101 for those traveling the coast route from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Those traveling from the Central Valley have two major routes - Highway 166 from Bakersfield and Highway 46 from Fresno - that cut across the central mountains, bringing travelers to Highway 101, just 25 miles south and north of San Luis Obispo. Learn More

Bus Schedules

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For those of you coming to visit the SLO Life Expo either on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, we encourage you to carpool or take public transportation. The City of San Luis Obispo Public Transit is offering FREE rides on Sunday, Race Day, May 1, 2016, to all those visiting during the marathon weekend. Please click on the Bus Schedules headline to see a complete schedule of buses (re-routes on Sunday) to the Madonna Inn/Madonna Meadows property. You can also visit their Facebook Page for the latest updates.