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More About Flying To San Luis Obispo from San Francisco

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeSBA
Distance262 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival6:57PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival6:57PM UTC

Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

If you want to take an exciting vacation, consider booking your flights to San Luis Obispo with Orbitz.com. The city of San Luis Obispo is serviced by San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, the airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by commercial airlines. United Express and US Airways Express both operate out of the airport.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport Parking

Several parking options are available at San Luis Obispo Airport. The airport offers four public parking lots that are all serviced by self-serve kiosks. Fees are based on the calendar day, not a 24-hour period. Hourly parking is $1 per hour. Short-term parking is available at a rate of $12 per day. Long-term parking is also available at a rate of $8 per day.

San Luis Obispo Airport Regional Airport Transportation

Several group transportation options are available at San Luis Obispo Airport. Taxis, limousines, shuttle buses and Amtrak serve the airport. Yellow Cab, 234 Taxi, and Surf Cab Company are the major taxis serving the airport. Ride-On Transportation and Wine Wrangler offer frequent shuttle bus services. Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Enterprise have counters at the airport as well.

San Luis Obispo Airport Restaurants

The San Luis Obispo Airport offers several dining options. The Spirit of San Luis Restaurant is located on the east terminal and serves standard American fare. The Runway Express Snack Bar offers gourmet meals, pastries and teas. Remember to book your flights to San Luis Obispo with Orbitz.com for cheap rates.

Flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo?

Yep, Southwest Airlines will fly you directly from OAK to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), so you won't have to worry about annoying stopovers or missing that connecting flight.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo?

Getting from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) to Santa Barbara, CA Airport (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) takes at least 3 hours and 28 minutes. Treat yourself to a wine and watch a movie or two — it's the ideal opportunity to take some time out.

What airlines fly from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline with the most flights from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo, Southwest Airlines is your best bet. This popular carrier operates 8 flights along this route every month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Luis Obispo?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Luis Obispo have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to San Luis Obispo with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Luis Obispo without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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