How to Reach Pismo Beach

The Easiest Way to Reach Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is very easy to reach by either of the modes of transport.


  • By air: The closest commercial airports are San Luis Obispo, located at 9 miles and Santa Maria, located at 26 miles. Followed by the Santa Barbara Airport, located at 87 miles.
  • By road: Situated off Highway 101, south of San Luis Obispo, you can easily reach Pismo Beach by road.
  • By rail: The closest railway station is at Grover Beach located a quarter mile away.


  • The best way to get around Pismo Beach is by the free beach trolleys. There is a free beach trolley amongst Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Shell Beach and Pismo Beach. This runs exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays. Albeit, Memorial Day to Labour Day the trolley even runs on Thursdays and Fridays, departing every hour from 10AM to 3PM. Bear in mind that the services are not on in winters. Additionally, there also is the South County Area Transit. This service has four routes serving the 5 Cities metro area.

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Modes of Transportation in Pismo Beach

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Pismo Beach. The most preferred mode of transport in Pismo Beach is Car.

Average distance: 17.7 km Average time: 41.8 min

  • Car 80%
    Driving 17.5 min Overall average time for 19.31 kms 17.5 min
  • Walking 20%
    Walking 123 min Driving 16 min Overall average time for 11.27 kms 139 min
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