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There are 3 ways to get from Salinas to San Luis Obispo by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$30 - $80

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Salinas to San Luis Obispo 126.7 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Salinas to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salinas to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salinas Amtrak Station station and arriving at San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salinas Amtrak Station station and arriving at San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Salinas and San Luis Obispo is 112 miles. The road distance is 126.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Salinas to San Luis Obispo without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Salinas to San Luis Obispo bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas Amtrak Station.

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Salinas to San Luis Obispo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Salinas to San Luis Obispo is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Salinas to San Luis Obispo.
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  • Distance: 112 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Salinas to San Luis Obispo 4 times a day, and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Salinas to San Luis Obispo once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min.

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Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
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
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Salinas to San Luis Obispo bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station.

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Salinas to San Luis Obispo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salinas to San Luis Obispo is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Salinas to San Luis Obispo.

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