RTA Fixed Route Buses
RTA’s fixed-route service consists of six bus routes, which run along Highways 1 and 101 to North County, the North Coast, and South County including the city of Santa Maria in Northern Santa Barbara County.
North County hourly, local and express service, plus limited Saturday and Sunday local service. Runs via Highway 101, between San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly (limited), Santa Margarita, Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles and San Miguel (limited). Operates seven days a week with less frequency on Saturdays and Sundays.
South County weekday local and express service. Runs via Highway 101, between San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo and Santa Maria. Operates seven days a week with less frequency on Saturdays and Sundays.
Route 10X Orcutt Express is a Monday–Friday express route with stops that include Morro Bay, SLO Government Center, the Airport business park and the Pismo Outlets. Only 2 runs each direction each day.
Service between Los Osos/Baywood Park/Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. One 12 Cal Poly express trip (12X) operates between Los Osos, Morro Bay and Cal Poly. Operates seven days a week with less frequency on Saturdays and Sundays.
Downtown SLO to Cuesta College. Operates weekdays during Cuesta regular school days only.
North Coast provides service from Morro Bay to Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon and to Hearst Castle on the weekends. Operates seven days per week.
Serves a loop that travels two directions through Paso Robles and connects with Route 9.
South County Transit (SoCo Transit) Fixed Route Buses
Starting at the Pismo Outlets, Route 21 runs an hourly route clockwise to Arroyo Grande, through Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and to Shell Beach resorts.
Starting at Pismo Outlets, Route 24 runs an hourly route counter-clockwise to Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Pismo Beach.
Runs clockwise, Monday through Friday starting at Ramona Garden Park and runs hourly through Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande. It includes an afternoon Arroyo Grande High School tripper run as well.
Runs counterclockwise, Monday through Sunday starting at Ramona Garden park and runs hourly through Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande. It includes a morning Arroyo Grande High School tripper run.
The FREE service connects you from Pismo Beach Premium Outlets to Port San Luis, via Avila Beach, Avila Valley (the Avila Barn, Bob Jones Bike Trail, & Avila Hot Springs Resort & KOA campground), and resorts in Shell Beach and Pismo Beach. The trolley has a spring & fall schedule and then a longer summer schedule. The trolley does not run in the winter. We run two trolleys on Friday nights to better serve the Avila Farmer’s Market.
The Avila Trolley connects to SoCo Transit Routes 21 & 24 and RTA 10 every hour at Pismo Premium Outlets. Thanks to the Avila Beach Community Foundation (ABCF) for continuing support of the trolley and contributing to keep the service running free to the Public.