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Providing Transportation for the City of San Luis Obispo since 1974

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The City of San Luis Obispo’s Transit Division operates a Quality Fixed Route service along with a seasonal Trolley Shuttle Service. Travel conveniently from neighborhoods to major shopping centers, local schools, including Cal Poly University, medical offices, and work sites on one of SLO Transit’s eight fixed routes.

The Old SLO Trolley is a charming and fun way to get from the hotels on North Monterey to Downtown SLO on Thursdays for the weekly Farmers Market and, in the warmer months, you can ride the Trolley on Fridays and Saturdays.

2018 SLO Marathon + Half

Sunday, April 29th - SLO Transit will be operating revised routes and schedules. Routes 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A will resume normal weekend service at 3:15 PM.

Route 1A . Route 1B. Route 2A. Route 3A. Route 4A. Tripper.

View full SLO Marathon brochure & view more information regarding the SLO Marathon at

Fare Update - July 1

July 1, 2018 -  City Council adopted (5-0) the updated SLO Transit fare structure on April 4, 2017. This updated fare structure includes annual incremental changes for the 31-Day Senior/Disabled Pass, $1.50 the first year and $2.00 after until reaching $20.00. Effective July 1, 2018, the 31-Day Senior/Disabled Pass will be $16.00.

2018-19 Fares (effective July 1, 2018).

Refined Academic Schedules (effective November 13, 2017):

Route 1ARoute 1BRoute 2ARoute 2BRoute 3A (Dec 9)Route 3B (Nov 13)Route 4ARoute 4B (Nov 13)

San Luis Tripper (SLT)Laguna Tripper (LT)Highland Tripper (HT).

Combined Schedules (Dec 9)Ride Guide Booklet (Dec 9)

Información en español aquí.

June 18, 2017 - SLO Transit implemented new routes, schedules, and fares. These systemwide changes are in response to the 2017 - 2021 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) adopted by City Council on September 20, 2016 and the 2017 Transit Fare Analysis adopted by City Council on April 4, 2017. 

Token Transit - SLO Transit

Token Transit - How It Works + Frequently Asked Questions

November 8 - SLO Transit now sells digital bus passes via the Token Transit smartphone application. Riders can download the app via their smartphones, create an account and then start buying their digital bus passes. From there, users will simply show or "flash" their pass to the driver from their smartphones for authentication and verification before they board. The use of Token Transit digital bus passes has the added benefit of allowing users to send digital bus passes to others electronically. All SLO Transit pass types are available for purchase within the app. See press release here



SLO Transit routes include Routes 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A,4B. Route A (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) travels clockwise and Route B (1B, 2B, 3B, 4B) travels counterclockwise, providing you with bidirectional service along nearly the same route. Bidirectional service gives you the most efficient route option for your travel direction.

Preview routes within Remix, a web-based transit planning application, here.


SLO Transit - DBE Goal FFY 2018 - 2020

SLO Transit, as a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recipient, spends less than $250,000 federal dollars per triennial period, so is not required to have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and triennial DBE goal approved by FTA (49 CFR 26).

As a federal recipient of public funds, SLO Transit is committed to the FTA's desire for minority and/or women owned businesses, known as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (or DBE's), to have equal access and opportunity to contracts paid for with these public funds.

New Buses for SLO Transit

March 9, 2017 - SLO Transit now has three upgraded buses that will replace three 2001 buses scheduled to be retired this year. These new 40-foot, low-floor vehicles were purchased thanks in part to a 1.1 million dollar federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) grant. In addition to having the latest emission-reduction technology and electric engine cooling, the vehicles come outfitted with many exterior and interior upgrades. Check out the interior upgrades highlighted below:


Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP), FY 2017 - 2021

SRTP: SLO Transit SRTP, FY 2017 - 2021, approved September 2016 (pdf, 11.3 mb)

Proposed System Map: Figure 36 - SLO Transit SRTP (pdf, 0.39 mb, updated 6/7/2016) 

Summary of Public Comments: Summary of SRTP Public Comments (pdf, 0.24 mb) 

The  San Luis Drive Tripper began service on Monday, August 22, 2016. The San Luis Drive Tripper makes three short-looped morning and afternoon trips starting at the Transit Center and servicing SLO High School and other SLO Transit stops. Make sure to check out the KSBY SLO Transit Tripper Commercial!

Take a look at our 2015 Summer Youth Ride Free and 2015 Cal Poly SOAR Orientation ridership.

SLO Transit, in coordination with San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA), is currently in the process of updating the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). An independent third party contractor is working with both transit agencies to develop this planning document, which will provide direction in planning system growth and responding to needed changes in the next five to seven years. The public is invited to participate in the planning process. On-bus and online surveys to gather information and perceptions from current riders have recently concluded. Public meetings will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned to the Mass Transportation Committee webpage for updated meeting announcements and agendas. 

Bus Dispatch and Lost & Found: (805) 541-2877

Regional Transit Information:




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