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Getting Here


You’ve chosen San Luis Obispo County as your destination, now let us help you get here. Traveling by bus, plane, car or train is made simple with our easy directions. Whether you’re coming from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Central Valley, out of state or out of the country, we’ve got you covered.

Icons-Blue_Car0By car - San Luis Obispo County is located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its accessible via U.S. Highway 101, which runs north and south through the heart of the county. From Interstate Highway 5, head west to the coast on State Highways 41, 46 or 166. Click Here for current travel conditions.

Icons-Blue_Plane0By plane - The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport offers direct service to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle and Denver in addition to hundreds of connecting destinations in the U.S. and abroad. Taxis, rental cars, and Ride-On Transportation shuttles are available at the airport. Charter jet services are also offered by ACI Jet in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.

Icons-Blue_Train1By train & bus - Amtrak’s Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner trains make daily stops at the City of San Luis Obispo Amtrak station, located near downtown. From there, board an SLO RTA bus or arrange for a Ride-On Transportation shuttle. Amtrak also has services that stop at the Grover Beach and Paso Robles stations. For an updated schedule of service, click here.



We encourage you to check the Caltrans map and the SLO County Public Works website for the latest SLO CAL road conditions.



Please note that Highway 1 is completely open in SLO CAL and all destinations are open and accessible via Highway 1 from the south. If coming into SLO CAL from the north or traveling north into Monterey County, please be advised of the following:

• Highway 1 is closed at Ragged Point (NW SLO County) to 10.3 miles north of Ragged Point at Mud Creek.

• The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened to visitors allowing access to Highway 1 in Monterey County as far south as Gorda in southern Big Sur.

• Northbound through-travelers on Highway 1 are encouraged to take Highway 46 East towards Paso Robles as a detour, and proceed to Highway 101 North.

• From Monterey, southbound travelers are encouraged to take Highway 68 East at Monterey, and proceed to Highway 101 South.

SLO CAL is monitoring travel conditions for those coming from southern California in the aftermath of severe weather and mudslides in Santa Barbara County.


• Caltrans provides current Highway 1 updates as well.

• Ragged Point to Monterey County: Sights to See Along the Detour (PDF)

*Chinese (CH)French (FR), and German (DE) translations

• LA to Ragged Point: Sights along Highway 101 and Highway 1 (PDF)

Chinese (CH)French (FR) and German (DE) translations.

Visit SLO CAL will update this page as conditions change.


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