SLO to MAL Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $281
Fastest Way Train — 1d 10h 32min
Eco-Friendly Way Drive — 214 lb CO2
Available Modes 2 modes — train and by car
Distance 1,114 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$281 · 1d 10h 32min · 383 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$150 · 18h 54min · 214 lb of CO2
+1 more option

Drive from SLO to MAL

It's 1115 miles between SLO to MAL. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 54min and 19h 51min from SLO to MAL under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 47min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to MAL by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $150.

What is the best way to travel from SLO to MAL?

Because MAL is so far away from SLO, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to MAL do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Amtrak operates from SLO to MAL, so you book your trip with them! Train from SLO to MAL, it will get you there soon enough!

When to book trip from SLO to MAL?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

What's the cheapest way from SLO to MAL?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from SLO to MAL is by train. The train costs $281 roughly and will take 1 day 10 hours 32 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from SLO to MAL?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between SLO area and MAL, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 11 hours 5 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SLO San Luis Obispo Amtrak, which is about 0 miles from SLO. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SEA Seattle.

How long does it take from SLO to MAL by car?

The total distance between SLO and MAL is 1115 miles and will take you about 18 hours 54 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from SLO to MAL
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