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Car Free and Carefree in San Luis Obispo County

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San Luis Obispo Car Free
3433 Roberto Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-5912
Fax: (805) 781-1002

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Car Free Discount Offer for 2018: 20% Discount off an Amtrak Ticket when booked through SLO Car Free site**

(This page has been updated to reflect 2018 discounts, 2017 discount still valid through December 21)

“Great, worry-free travel via Amtrak from San Diego to SLO. I have already recommended SLO Car Free to my friends!”
- Ardy, San Diego

Save 20 percent when you purchase a ticket for travel to SLO on Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner®. The Pacific Surfliner travels between San Diego and SLO County with stations in Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. For additional stations and route information please visit

You must register to obtain the link to the Pacific Surfliner 20 percent discount. Click here to get your discount and follow the instructions in the confirmation email!

Three day advance reservations are required. You must click here to register and follow the instructions in your confirmation email to obtain the link to Amtrak’s site and purchase your tickets. Have your information for ticket purchase ready before you complete registration on that page. You may not use the discount for purchase on board the train, or for purchase of a gift certificate.

This offer is good for valid sale between January 1, 2018 and December 17, 2018 on the Pacific Surfliner. This offer is valid to and from the following cities only: San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), Atascadero and Paso Robles, California. 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. 

Discount is NOT available for travel in the holiday periods listed here: February 16 & 19, March 30, April 2, May 25, August 31, September 3, and November 20-21 & 24-26, 2018.

Offer is valid for 20 percent off of the best available regular adult fare. This offer is exclusively available after registering at This offer is valid for coach seats; upgrades to business class accommodations are available upon full payment of accomodation charges. Up to two children ages 2-12 may accompany each adult at half of the regular (full, not discounted) adult fare.

The offer can’t be combined with any other discounts, including but not limited to: travel agency (ad75) fares, convention fares, government fares, interliner fares, GRP fares, military fares, touring passes (E.G: CA or North America Rail Passes), multi-ride, partnership programs, Amtrak employee fares, fares orders, coupons or other promotions. 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.  

To receive the link to the page on Amtrak’s website where you can purchase tickets at the discount, first, be ready to purchase your tickets, and then click here to register and follow the instructions in the confirmation email. Advance reservations are requied a minimum of 3 days prior to travel. 

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For a map of all businesses offering Car Free discounts, see Maps.

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