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Local Transportation for SLO

Getting to San Luis Obispo 

Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo along the Central Coast of California, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on scenic Highway 101. The San Luis Obsipo regional airport and Amtrak serve residents and visitors. View more information on how to get here from the SLO Visitors & Conference Bureau

San Luis Obispo Regional Airport

The SLO Regional Airport has daily service to and from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix, Arizona. US Airways and United Express provide air service. View a map of the airport. 


Amtrak provides rail transportation from San Luis Obispo south to the LA and San Diego areas (with a stop at the Burbank Airport), and north to the Bay area. Amtrak trains stop at San Luis Obispo Train Station. Amtrak buses serve the Cal Poly campus, stopping outside of Sierra Madre Hall. 

Bus Service

Greyhound bus stops on Calle Joaquin Street, near the intersection of Los Osos Valley Road and S. Higuera Street. For ticketing information call 800-231-2222. 

SLO County Bus (Regional Transit Authority) operates bus service throughout the county. View their schedules here.

Students, faculty and staff can ride SLO Transit, the city bus service free with a valid PolyCard. View the SLO Transit bus schedules here. 

RoadRunner Shuttle Service

Shuttle and limousine service from SLO

Taxi Service

Local taxi service providers can be found on Google.


Fast, convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly - Zipcar (pdf) provides a self-service, on-demand car sharing program at Cal Poly. To use it, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to unlock the vehicle, and drive away. Return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
Have access to Zipcars 24/7. Discounted hourly rates for Cal Poly faculty, staff, and students age 18 and older as low as $8 per hour and gas is included. Join for only $25 a year, and receive $35 in driving credit your first year. Access to Zipcars nationwide (if you are age 21 or older; 18 to 20 year-olds are limited to campus reservations).
This program is intended for personal and business travel needs for Cal Poly staff, faculty and students.


FunRide allows you to use a vehicle with no car payment, insurance payment, repair costs or fuel cost. FunRide vehicles are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The vehicles are parked at convenient locations called pods. By registering with FunRide, you will be able to reserve any of our vehicles. FunRide allows you to use a vehicle with no car payment, insurance payment, repair costs or fuel cost.


Bicycle theft is the number one crime on campus. Students, faculty and staff who bring a bicycle to campus register it online or at the University Police Department (Bldg. 36). This free and easy registration facilitates notification of a problem and speeds the return of a lost/stolen bicycle to its rightful owner.

All bicycles parked on campus must be secured to an approved bicycle rack or stored in specialty lockers located throughout campus. A U-shaped, high security lock is recommended for bicycles. Cable and chain locks can be easily cut.

Contact Commuter & Access Services via email at or by phone at 805-756-6680.

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