How far is San Luis Obispo from Los Angeles?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles is 161.48 miles (259.87 km).

Flight distance from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles, CA is 161.48 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 22 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 20 minutes to travel from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from San Luis Obispo, California to Los Angeles, California is: 189.31 miles (304.67 km) by car.

Driving from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles will take approximately 03 hours 27 minutes.

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#1 San Luis Obispo

County seat of San Luis Obispo County, California, United States

Population 47590
GPS Coordinates 35°16'58"N 120°39'35"W
Latitude 35.2827500
Longitude -120.6596200
Altitude 71
Country United States
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#2 Los Angeles

County seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population

Population 3970219
GPS Coordinates 34°3'8"N 118°14'37"W
Latitude 34.0522300
Longitude -118.2436800
Altitude 89
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles is 305 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 03 hours 23 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

There is no time difference between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. The current time is 13:37:41.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 06 hours 18 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 04 hours 43 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 03 hours 47 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 03 hours 09 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 02 hours 42 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 02 hours 31 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 02 hours 21 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 25.29 liters (6.68 gallon) of gas to cover the route between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles.
The estimated cost of gas to go from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles is $27.4 (diesel $32.39).

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $4.102 (Diesel $4.849) /gallon. Last changed prices on November 28, 2022.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

Distance to Other Cities

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Driving distance from Anaheim, CA to San Luis Obispo 217.04 miles (349 km)

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Driving distance from Bakersfield, CA to San Luis Obispo 136.39 miles (219 km)

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Driving distance from Chula Vista, CA to San Luis Obispo 319.65 miles (514 km)

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Driving distance from Fremont, CA to San Luis Obispo 200.27 miles (322 km)

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Driving distance from Fresno, CA to San Luis Obispo 138.06 miles (222 km)

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Driving distance from Irvine, CA to San Luis Obispo 231.58 miles (373 km)

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Driving distance from Laguna, CA to San Luis Obispo 283.96 miles (457 km)

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Driving distance from Long Beach, CA to San Luis Obispo 209.97 miles (338 km)

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Driving distance from Oakland, CA to San Luis Obispo 223.69 miles (360 km)

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Driving distance from Riverside, CA to San Luis Obispo 246.55 miles (397 km)

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Driving distance from Sacramento, CA to San Luis Obispo 293.67 miles (473 km)

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