Travel to the GrCI

Getting to Cal Poly is easy from any destination, using the San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP). Many visitors prefer to fly in to the nearby cities of San Jose, San Francisco or Los Angeles and then rent a car for a scenic drive. See below for recommended driving routes.

Please stop at the Visitor Information Center upon arrival to the Cal Poly campus in order to pick up parking information, visitor pass and campus map (you MUST notify the GrCI Program Manager of your intent to park on campus in order to have a FREE parking pass waiting for you; otherwise, the daily parking rate is $5.00). The kiosk is located at the main campus entrance on Grand Avenue and Slack Street. Please note that Cal Poly parking regulations are strictly enforced.

For More information on parking: https://afd.calpoly.edu/parking/

Traveling Options

Taxi Cab & Rental Car Options

Taxi cab options servicing the airport and the SLO area include:

  • Beach Cities Cab Company: 805-772-6900
  • Grover Beach Taxi: 805-489-9985

Rental car companies on-site at the San Luis Obispo airport include:

  • Avis: 1-800-527-0700
  • Budget: 1-888-897-8448
  • Hertz: 1-800-654-3131
  • Thrifty: 1-800-367-2277

Railroad Travel Options

Amtrak offers both rail and bus service to San Luis Obispo. Please visit www.amtrak.com for more information.

Getting to the GrCI

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Directions from Grand Avenue General Parking

  • Leave Parking lot following Grand Avenue into campus
  • Follow this until you hit S Perimeter Road and then take a left to follow S Perimeter Road onto campus
  • Follow this Road past the Recreation Center, and Graphic Arts building 26 will be to your right

General Parking Directions

 

 

Directions from Grand Avenue Parking Structure

  • Get to the top level of the Parking Structure
  • Once here move outward on Pacheco Way, then take a left along Grand Avenue
  • Follow this until you hit S Perimeter Road and then take a left to follow S Perimeter Road onto campus
  • Follow this Road past the Recreation Center, and Graphic Arts building 26 will be to your right

Parking Structure Directions

 

 

Directions from Via Carta parking lot

  • Follow Via Carta onto campus until you hit S Poly View Drive
  • Once here take a right onto S Poly View Drive and follow this down the hill
  • Along the way Graphic Arts building 26 will be to your left

Parking Structure Directions

 

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