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Providing Transportation for the City of San Luis Obispo since 1974

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16The City of San Luis Obispo’s Transit Division operates a quality fixed route service, as well as a seasonal Trolley. Travel conveniently from neighborhoods to major shopping centers, local schools, including Cal Poly, 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 Street to Downtown SLO on Thursdays for the weekly Farmers Market and, in the warmer months, you can ride the Trolley on Fridays and Saturdays.


SLO Transit routes include Routes 1A1B2A2B3A3B4A4B. A routes (1A2A3A4A) travels clockwise and B routes (1B2B3B4B) 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.

Ride Guide Booklet (combined route information). 

View routes within the SLO Transit Rider Portal, a web-based version of the SLO Transit App.

Downtown Holiday Trolley

Experience the holiday season with free rides on the Holiday Trolley, looping through downtown and serving designated stops every 10 to 15 minutes, Fridays - Sundays, 10 AM - 6 PM, November 29 - December 22, 2019. See Holiday Trolley brochure here.

SLO Transit Asks for Public Feedback on Two Programs


Join us for a public meeting on Thursday, December 5, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to review and comment on draft plans for: Title VI Program for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-22 and Proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for FFY 2021-23.

The public meeting will be held at the City/County Library Community Room located at 995 Palm Street. The same content will be reviewed at both meeting times.

In compliance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, the Title VI Program outlines the commitment of SLO Trnaist to respect civil rights and oeprate its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin. The DBE Goal outlines the commmitment of SLO Transit to give minority and women owneed businesses, known as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's), equal access to opportunity to contracts paid for with public funds.

The public will have the opportunity to review the draft plans on SLO Transit's website at, the City of San Luis Obispo Clerk's Office at 990 Palm Street, and the City of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department at 919 Palm Street. Pubic comments are encouraged and will be accepted:

  • Online at
  • By email to
  • By mail to SLO Transit at 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Comments will be accepted for thirty (30) days until Monday, January 6, 2020.

For additional questions or comments regarding these working papers, please contact the City of San Luis Obispo at (805) 594-8090.

You're Riding an Award Winning Transit System!


2018 - CalACT (California Association for Coordinated Transportation) named SLO Transit the Outstanding Transportation Agency for 2018. The award honors an agency that has demonstrated achievement in efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service. 


2018 - Metro Magazine honored SLO Transit with the 2018 Award of Innovation, recognizing the City of San Luis Obispo’s entire reworking of its vehicle specifications to modernize its transit fleet while simultaneously improving the safety and operation of the vehicles.


2018 - APWA (American Public Works Association) honored SLO Transit with the 2017 Project of the Year — Sustainable Initiatives award for its transit fleet modernization and upgrade project.

Take a Virtual Tour!

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:


SLO Transit Rider Info: (805) 541-2877 (Routes, Schedules, Trip Planning, Lost and Found)

SLO Transit Compliments, Comments, and Complaints: (805) 594-8090 or

Regional Bus Service (RTA): (805) 541-2228 or

Civil Rights: SLO Transit operates its programs and services with respect for civil rights. Visit civil rights page for more information regarding:

  • Title VI Policy - SLO Transit operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin.
  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP) - SLO Transit is required to take responsible steps to ensure meaningful access to the benefits, services, information, and other important portions of our programs and activities of individuals who are Limited English Proficient.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - SLO Transit makes accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to use any of their services.
  • Reasonable Modification - SLO Transit is committed to making reasonable modifications to its policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure programs and services are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  • Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program - SLO Transit is committed to providing DBE's equal access and opportunity to contracts paid for with public funds.






  • How do I know which bus to take and what time to take it?
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  • When does the trolley run?
  • Where can I buy a bus pass?
  • When do I need a transfer?
  • Can I buy a pass that works on both SLO Transit and RTA?
  • Lost and found – I left something on the bus, where can I find it?
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