Cheap Flights To San Luis Obispo (SBP)

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Cheap Flights to San Luis Obispo from $69 One Way, $143 Round Trip

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Flying to San Luis Obispo

The seaside town of San Luis Obispo, California, is a great place for a relaxing vacation. It has a pleasant climate that is perfect for enjoying its outdoor attractions, which include vineyards, gardens and scenic trails. offers cheap flights to San Luis Obispo as well as discount hotel rooms.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport services domestic flights from nearby Western American cities. can help you find connecting flights that get you to San Luis Obispo. Four major car rental companies provide services at the airport, so you can rent a car and drive it 3 miles to the center of the city. Taxi service is available from three authorized cab companies, and the approximate rates are $3 for the first mile and $3 for each additional mile, not counting waiting time or any airport fees. There is no public transportation option, but you can book your taxi or the private RideOn shuttle online.

Experiencing San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo attracts tourists who enjoy its relaxed, seaside atmosphere. Its beaches include Pismo State Beach and Arroyo Laguna Beach, and it is close to the beach towns of Avila Beach and Grover Beach. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is dedicated to warm-weather plant species, and the mountain of Cerro San Luis is great for a strenuous, but invigorating, hike. Bubblegum Alley is an unusual attraction that consists of walls covered in chewing gum, and San Luis Obispo is also home to America's first motel, the Motel Inn, and tours and tasting sessions are available at local farms and vineyards.

San Luis Obispo enjoys a warm year-round climate. Highs in the hottest months of August and September reach 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows during these months fall to 53 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month, with highs of 65 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring an umbrella if you visit from December to March, and bring a light jacket to wear at night no matter when you go; seaside winds have a cooling effect after sunset.

Get the Most Out of Your Trip

San Luis Obispo offers local and international dining at pleasant waterfront restaurants, as well as excellent local wine that you can buy right from the vineyard. When you use to book cheap flights to San Luis Obispo, check for discount hotel rooms and rental cars to save more time and money.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to San Luis Obispo?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor includes everything from in-depth info on travel advice reports to the latest quarantine requirements. Make sure you check it out before locking in your flight to San Luis Obispo.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
For all info regarding altering flights due to COVID-19, head over to our Customer Service Portal. Also, it’s always a good idea to become familiar with your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions before you confirm your booking.
Which airlines fly to San Luis Obispo?
With 15 airlines operating at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), you’ll be escaping to this unique destination before long. Airfares depend on the location you’re journeying from and when you’re heading off. But you’ll no doubt bag a rewarding deal to San Luis Obispo from one of these top domestic carriers:

  • United Airlines - 121 flights to San Luis Obispo per month
  • Alaska Airlines - 45 flights to San Luis Obispo per month
  • American Airlines - 40 flights to San Luis Obispo per month

What is the best airport to fly to in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), around 3 miles south of downtown San Luis Obispo, is one choice. Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) is another arrival point to this city. Compare the fares to both airports, as well as which terminal may be more convenient for you.
How much is a flight to San Luis Obispo?
Round-trip flights to San Luis Obispo this week fluctuated between $143 and $188. If you were traveling one-way out of Seattle (SEA), you could have landed prices from just $69.
How to book the cheapest flight to San Luis Obispo?
Scoring cheap flights to San Luis Obispo is as simple as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you want to make sure you’re grabbing the best flight deals around, here are a few tips your budget will love:

  • Taking off from or arriving at nearby airports may work out cheaper. Type in your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below to compare your options.
  • If you’re flexible with your travel itinerary, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll show the flight deals for the days around your chosen departure. Ticket prices often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • To fine tune your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also select your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • If you’ve worked out your travel dates, don’t wait to book. Ticket prices usually climb as the departure date gets closer.
  • Save big on your trip by bundling your hotel, flights and car rentals into one handy package. Your wallet will thank you for it.
  • Whenever possible, avoid flying in high seasons. Airfares are usually at their most expensive during school breaks, summer and around other vacation times like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is a flight to San Luis Obispo?
The length of your flight will depend on where you’re leaving from, whether that’s the South, the Northern states or someplace else. Below are some of the most common routes to San Luis Obispo and average flight times:

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 1 hour and 7 minutes
  • Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 2 hours and 51 minutes
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 1 hour and 44 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to San Luis Obispo?
Book your tickets to San Luis Obispo in January. This is the ideal time of the year for low prices, followed by February and August. Find cheap flights and enjoy your dream vacation with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to San Luis Obispo?
If you’re after cheap airfares to San Luis Obispo, the best days of the week to book are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. With Orbitz (and some good timing!), a terrific flight deal will be all yours.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to San Luis Obispo?
Everybody loves a bargain, so we suggest flying out early in the week for cheap flights to San Luis Obispo. Orbitz data from 2020 shows you can pick up the best deals on flights taking off on Mondays. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturdays are the costliest. Many passengers like to travel at the weekend, so leave those Saturdays for catching up with friends.
What is the cheapest month to fly to San Luis Obispo?
To land cheap flights to San Luis Obispo, you should take off in August. If saving money on your ticket is your top priority, Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to travel. June is when airfares are the least affordable.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
When you search for flights on Orbitz, select “Filter by flexible change policies.” This filter will quickly find all the airlines offering free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees. That means you can breathe easy knowing that if things change, your ticket can too.
What do I need for the flight to San Luis Obispo?
Flying can be a joy if you’re well prepared! Make your trip a total breeze with the following helpful tips:

  • Before you board the plane, you’ll need to present some sort of government-issued ID, such as your passport. You’ll also need your ticket. If you’re traveling with the kids, check with your airline about which documents they may need.
  • To keep you amused on your short trip to San Luis Obispo, download some new music or restock the audiobook library on your tablet. Food can also be a tasty distraction while in the air, so take some light snacks.
  • Even if you’re traveling when it’s sweltering outside, bring a sweater or cardigan on board with you. Cabins are notorious for getting downright chilly.

How many direct flights are there to San Luis Obispo?
There are around 36 flights going directly to San Luis Obispo each month. Depending on your departure location, you may be able to book a nonstop ticket with United Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to San Luis Obispo?
If you think a first or business-class fare is out of your reach, think again. Here are some terrific tips to help you pick up a premium flight to San Luis Obispo for less:

  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and wait for big sales on business or first-class airfares.
  • Search for a low-cost carrier that has business-class seats. They often come with more space and a glass of bubbly — and a more appealing price.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some airlines hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat up the front. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a flight loyalty scheme.

How to get into San Luis Obispo from the airport?
Driving is one option. Avis, Hertz and Enterprise are three car rental agencies located at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP). Once you’ve collected a San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) car rental, you can make your way directly from SBP airport to downtown San Luis Obispo, approximately 3 miles to the north. Or, if you’d prefer to book some wheels from the city center, check out our San Luis Obispo car rentals.
What is the best time to go to San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo is a fantastic getaway destination year-round, but the most popular months are . If you’re a fan of warm weather, head there in the summer months. Like most destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season kicks off June 20. During this time, temperatures generally hover between 60undefined and 80undefined during the daytime.
Travel tips for San Luis Obispo

  • Downtown San Luis Obispo has loads of interesting attractions. Gems like Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will keep your feet on the move and the sightseer in you happy.
  • You’ll find rewarding day trip adventures a short commute from San Luis Obispo’s center. Visit Morro Rock first followed by Nitt Witt Ridge.
  • Get behind the wheel and find out what else makes San Luis Obispo County a tourist hit. Organize a car rental with Orbitz and experience the delights of two more unmissable cities — San Simeon and Santa Margarita.

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