There are 5 ways to get from Monterey to San Luis Obispo by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. 20 / ...
  2. Coast Starlight

$33 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. 23 / ...
  2. 84
  3. 9

$24 - $35

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 45 min

  1. 6725 / ...
  2. 10 / ...

$29 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 144.7 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. SFO - SBP

$167 - $312

Questions & Answers

The distance between Monterey and San Luis Obispo is 184 km. The road distance is 232 km.

The cheapest way to get from Monterey to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Monterey to San Luis Obispo is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $14 - $21.

No, there is no direct bus from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. However, there are services departing from Tyler / Franklin and arriving at Government Center Osos & Palm via Salinas, Ca and Santa Maria Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Monterey to San Luis Obispo, including transfers.

What companies run services between Monterey, CA, USA and San Luis Obispo, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Monterey to San Luis Obispo via Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, Salinas, Ca, Santa Maria, Ca, and Santa Maria Transit Center in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Monterey to San Luis Obispo 4 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Tyler / Franklin to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 9 to Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Hector De La Rosa / Mission Center to North County Transportation Ctr / Paso Robles
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salinas, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from North County Transportation Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org

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