Drive or take a bus to San Luis Obispo County

August 7, 2007 

  • Getting here by car

    Caltrans has a number of features to help travelers on its Web site.
    *To check conditions on a particular highway, click here or call the automated system at 800-427-7623 (800-GAS-ROAD) within California (916.445.7623 outside California).
    *For updates on work planned on state highways in San Luis Obispo County, click here for a clickable map or here to download a list list or call Caltrans District 5 at 805-549-3318.
    *For traffic cameras showing Highway 101 in Pismo Beach at Bello Road, Mattie Road and Fourth Street, in Avila Beach near San Luis Bay Drive and the Santa Maria River bridge, click here
    *To check California Highway Patrol traffic incidents, click here and select San Luis Obispo in the box at the top left corner.

San Luis Obispo County is in the heart of California’s Central Coast, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Highway 101 links the county with Northern and Southern California. The Central Valley can be reached from Highway 46 East in Paso Robles or Highway 166 at the southern county line.

Distances to city of San Luis Obispo

Bakersfield: 130 miles

Fresno: 140 miles

Los Angeles: 200 miles

Monterey: 135 miles

Sacramento: 300 miles

San Diego: 325 miles

San Francisco: 230 miles

San Jose: 185 miles

Santa Barbara: 100 miles

Bus service

Greyhound Bus Lines provides transportation to and from cities in California and nationwide from terminals in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. In addition, the county has four limited service stops, with no ticketing or baggage services available.

For fares, schedules and ticket purchases, visit, call 800-231-2222 or stop by a terminal.

Paso Robles

845 Ninth St.


Hours: 9 a.m-12:45 p.m. and 1:45-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday and holidays.

San Luis Obispo

150 South St.


Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily


Atascadero -- Denny’s Restaurant, 6910 El Camino Real

Cal Poly -- Vista Grande Restaurant, Grand Avenue and Deer Road

Grover Beach Amtrak -- 180 West Grand Ave.

San Luis Obispo Amtrak -- 1011 Railroad Ave.

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