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Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

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Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

I am planning a trip next month to sycamore springs spa in Avila Beach CA. I am thinking about taking the amtrack train.

Which train station is closer to the spa. Grover Beach or SLO?

I am not sure about taxicabs in either area.

The spa doesn't provide transporation and I am traveling thursday-friday (no trolly).

I do not want to rent a car. Anyone have suggestions on the best way to get to my hotel from a train staion?.

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1. Re: Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

Sycamore Mineral Springs is right in between Grover & SLO, so the choice is yours. There might be more activity around the SLO station as opposed to the Grover one, so I would lean toward SLO for your arrival.

Here's a few phone numbers for taxi service:

Beach Cities Cab (805) 237-2615 or (805) 773-8440

Surf Cab Co (805) 748-2202

234 Taxi (805) 234-8294

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2. Re: Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

Thanks a cab ride could get expensive from either station!

I've been looking at buses like SCAT out of Grover beach, but the routes go right past Avila Beach drive!! one Bus drops off at Bob Jones trail & Fwy and that is as close as I can get.

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3. Re: Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

"....one Bus drops off at Bob Jones trail & Fwy and that is as close as I can get."

Well, the bike trail isn't that far from Sycamore Mineral Springs if you had to hoof it.

Are you looking at arriving in Grover Beach? If so, what time is your train scheduled to arrive?

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4. Re: Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

train arrives at 12:20 pm @grover beach and 12:45 pm in SLO

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5. Re: Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

Without a car, the easiest way to get to your destination is by bicycle. There are bicycle racks on Amtrak trains and SCAT buses, so you would have to bike only for the last stretch of your trip.

By bus, I recommend using the Grover Beach station. From there, you can walk across the street and catch SCAT Route 21 to the northwestern most stop in Shell Beach, then bike or catch a cab (call ahead) the rest of the way. Route 24 makes the return to the train station.

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6. Re: Help with Amtrack travel to avila beach

Thanks that will help! great to know that SCAT takes bikes.

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