Transportation

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.


Airlines

Two airlines serve the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport - U.S. Airways and United Express. United has 11 daily flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles, while U.S. Airways has two direct arrivals and three departures to Phoenix daily. Car rentals are available from Hertz, Avis, Budget and Enterprise. Learn More

Amtrak

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. The Coast Starlight can bring travelerʼs as far away as Seattle to San Luis Obispo. Other major stops on the way south include Portland, Oregon, Eugene and Springfield, Oregon, Chico, Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose and Salinas/Monterey, California. Learn More

Automobile

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, April 26th, 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.

Bike Valet

The San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half has partnered with the San Luis Obispo Bike Coalition to provide Bike Valet on Sunday Race Day at the Madonna Inn. The Bike Valet will be just inside the property situated along the bike trail under the trees near the large Madonna Inn sign that sits along the highway. We encourage the public to ride their bike to the SLO Life Expo, but please note, the bike path will be closed from the Marsh Street entrance at Hwy 101 as part of the Marathon + Half Finish Line. Cyclist will need to come into the Madonna Inn main entrance to access the valet.