We’ve partnered with San Luis Obispo Car Free to encourage visitors to travel by train instead of driving. Register to save 20% on Pacific Surfliner trips to San Luis Obispo County, plus get discounts on nearby hotels and attractions.

Why travel by train?

Taking the train is more energy efficient than traveling by car, and helps reduce your carbon footprint. Plus, instead of navigating freeways and staring at the road ahead, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy stunning scenery that you won’t experience by car. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi and visit the Café car featuring fresh food, cocktails, wine and craft beer, before arriving in the heart of San Luis Obispo. With so many great attractions, shops, and restaurants nearby, it’s possible to have an entirely car-free visit to San Luis Obispo.

Register to receive discounts

Visit SLOCarFree.org and go to “Register for Discounts” to submit your car free pledge. You’ll receive a confirmation email with details on how to book a Pacific Surfliner trip with a 20 percent discount. The email will also have a printable voucher that can be used to get special discounts on hotels and activities once you arrive.


Learn More

OFFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: This offer is exclusively available after registering at www.slocarfree.org. This offer is valid for 20% off the regular (full) adult rail fare. This offer is valid for sale between Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 25, 2023 and valid for travel between Jan. 4, 2021 - Dec. 28, 2023. Blackouts apply on the following dates: Dec. 23-27, Dec. 31, 2021, Jan. 1-3, Feb. 18, Feb. 21, Apr. 15, Apr. 18, May 27, Jul. 1, Jul. 4, Sep. 2, Sep. 5, Nov. 22-28, Dec. 23-25, Dec. 26-27, Dec 30-31, 2022, Jan. 2, Feb. 17, Feb. 20, Apr. 7, Apr. 10, May 26, Sep. 1, Sep. 4, Nov. 21-22, Nov. 24-27, and Dec. 22-24, 2023. Advance reservations are required a minimum of three (3) days prior to travel. Up to one (1) child age (2-12) may accompany each adult at half the regular full adult rail fare. This offer is valid for travel to/from the following San Luis Obispo County stations only: San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Grover Beach, CA. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all days. Fares are subject to availability. This offer is valid for travel on the Pacific Surfliner, and associated Thruways; except not valid on the 7000-8999 Thruways. This offer is valid for coach seats; upgrades to Business Class accommodations are available upon full payment of accommodation charges. In addition to the discount restrictions; this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased. Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Fees may apply. This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer. Amtrak is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Amtrak, Surfliner, and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and used with permission.