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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

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.


Cal Poly has partnered with ZipCar to provide their fast, convenient and affordable car sharing program to campus. Members can reserve cars online or by phone 24/7, using their Zipcard to access vehicles.

Discounted hourly rates are available for Cal Poly faculty, staff, and students age 18 and older. Join for only $25 a year and receive $35 in driving credit the first year. 

Members 18-20 can access campus ZipCars. Members age 21 or older can access ZipCars nationwide. 


Bicycles are one of the most convenient ways to get around campus and the City. Because they are so popular, bicycle theft is the number one crime on campus. 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 -- cable and chain locks can be easily cut.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register bicycles online. This free and easy registration helps in filing reports and expedites the return of lost/stolen bicycles to the rightful owners.

UPD's Commuter & Access Services office can assist with questions by email or by calling (805) 756-6680.

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