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San Luis Obispo Living

The Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo is located on the Central Coast of California, approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on scenic Highway 101. Available transportation options include a regional airport and Amtrak train station.

SLO (San Luis Obispo) Visitors & Conference Bureau

Planes, Trains & Cars

SLO (San Luis Obispo) Regional Airport -

The SLO Regional Airport has daily service to and from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix, AZ. Airlines: US Airways and United Express


The Amtrak train provides 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. The buses and trains stop at SLO Train Station and at the Cal Poly campus.

Bus Services

The bus terminal is now located at the SLO AMTRAK Station on Railroad Avenue. For ticketing information call 800-231-2222 San Luis Obipso City Bus- Schedules / Maps SLO County Bus (Regional Transit Authority) Schedules / Maps Ride-On Transportation

Free Bus Transportation

Cal Poly has made arrangements with the City of San Luis Obispo to allow students, faculty, and staff with a valid PolyCard to use the city bus service for free to encourage ridership. Simply show your PolyCard to the bus driver to ride at no cost to you.

Shuttle Service - "Road Runner"

Shuttle and limousine service from SLO

Taxi Service

Local taxi service

Car Rentals:


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.
Access 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.


Cal Poly asks those who bring a bicycle to campus to register their bicycle on-line or at the University Police Department in building #36. Bicycle theft is the number one crime on campus. This free and easy registration facilitates notification of a problem or to speed 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 your bicycle instead of a cable or chain lock which can easily be cut.
For locker fee and rental availability or for additional information, please contact Commuter & Access Services via email at or by phone at 805-756-6680.

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