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 - 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
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
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
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. Please click on the Bus Schedules headline for a complete schedule of buses to the Madonna Inn/Madonna Meadows property.
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.