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San Luis Obispo Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our San Luis Obispo Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at San Luis Obispo Airport.

What to Expect

  • This is a small airport with a single terminal.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • We have not received any reviews on this airport since 2007. If you have been there recently, please write a review.

Where to Sleep

  • The airport is closed at night, sleeping here is not permitted.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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San Luis Obispo Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in San Luis Obispo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • The Madonna Inn - (9 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available daily from 8:00AM to 7:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Quality Suites Central Coast - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo - (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near San Luis Obispo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at San Luis Obispo Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Baggage Claim area.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the Baggage Claim area.
  • Currency Exchange - Not available.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - No duty free shops available. There is a gift shop in the Runaway Café.
  • Food & Drinks - SLO Cafe and Market Place is the only in-terminal dining option, located Airside. Hours: Opens at 5:00AM. Vending machines are available airside. To the east of the airport terminal is Spirit of San Luis Restaurant. Hours: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Mon-Fri (Open at 9:00AM on Sunday).
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - Charging stations are located in the terminal, airside.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM - 12:30AM (or until the last flight arrives).

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As of February 2018, San Luis Obispo airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Alaska Airlines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Madonna Inn and Quality Suites San Luis Obispo.


Ride-On Transportation and Smart Shuttle offer shared-ride door-to-door shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your service provider of choice for service area and fare information.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the airport terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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Last Updated: 12 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .