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

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Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$47 - $119

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm 10 / ...

$34 - $74

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Clarita, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo 184.6 miles

$18 - $27

Train, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP

$129 - $411

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo station. However, there are services departing from Santa Clarita, CA and arriving at San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station via Los Angeles, CA and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Clarita station to San Luis Obispo station. However, there are services departing from Newhall station and arriving at San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station via Glendale Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

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The distance between Santa Clarita and San Luis Obispo is 136 miles. The road distance is 184.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo without a car is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo, including transfers.

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Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Clarita, CA station.

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Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Glendale Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can Amtrak Thruway and bus, which costs and takes 8 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 5 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo via Los Angeles, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Glendale Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Santa Clarita, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 1 min.

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

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Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo is 185 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Santa Clarita to San Luis Obispo.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 282+ hotels available in San Luis Obispo. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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