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WiFi: San Luis Obispo Airport offers complimentary WiFi throughout the terminal. ATM: For your convenience, ATMs are available in the terminal baggage claim area. Charging Stations: Charging stations are conveniently located post-security in the terminal. Lost and Found: If you have lost an item on airport property, please check with the Airport Administration Office to see if it was recovered at (805) 781-5205. For items lost on the airplane, contact your airline.

Pet Services: There is a pet relief area located after security in the courtyard. Each airline has its own policy regarding pets. Visit your airline's website for details

Terminal Address:
975 Airport Drive,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Mailing Address:
Airport Administration
975 Airport Drive, Suite 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information:
Phone: (805) 781-5205

Kiosks are conveniently located in each parking lot. They take cash (no coins), Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and PIN-less debit cards. If using cash, please use exact amount. Kiosks do not give change.

Have your license plate number and payment method ready before you reach the kiosk.

About SBP Airport: The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) began as one man's dream. Earl Thomson, along with his brothers-in-law, William “Chris” and David Hoover, talked county officials into leasing them the land. In April 1939, the airport opened with a single 88-by-100 foot hangar and dirt runways.

Hard surface runways and lights were installed by the War Department in 1940. In 1940 and 1941, 183 private pilots and 20 advanced students were trained here through a federally sponsored Civilian Pilot Training Program for armed services fliers.

The federal government took over the airport during World War II, turning it back to the county in 1946. In 1947, county supervisors contracted for another hangar, ramp, and eventually an administration building. The supervisors named Chris Hoover full-time airport manager in 1953. Additionally, Southwest Airways inaugurated a passenger and airline service that year lasting till 1955. In 1955 they replaced their DC-3s with Martin 404s, which were too large for the 4,000 foot runway. At this point the airline moved to Paso Robles, and air service was canceled until 1969 when Swift Aire Lines started passenger service.

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport was dedicated as McChesney Field in 1987, in honor of Leroy E. McChesney for his leadership and dedication to aviation. Mr. McChesney resided in the county since 1920 and had been a pilot since 1949. He was a longtime member of the California Aviation Council, a member of the California Aeronautics Board, and other aviation organizations. Mr. McChesney was the Grand Marshal of the first Airport Day in 1984.

Airport facilities now include a terminal building, restaurant, hangars, and numerous other airplane related businesses. In 1988, an air traffic control tower was opened by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). By this time SBP had scheduled service from Wings West, Skywest, WestAir, and later American Eagle. Passenger service from San Luis Obispo was here to stay. Service today is provided by United Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines through their respective regional partners.

Located just south of the City of San Luis Obispo, the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport serves areas as far north as Southern Monterey County and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. The airport offers convenient access to and from the Central Coast. Residents and visitors have the choice of two commercial airlines with flights to Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco. The airport is also home to full service general aviation and corporate facilities.

There are two regional carriers at
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.

They are affiliated with major carriers with connections to domestic and international cities.



Ticket Counter Hours:
7am -4pm


Ph (800) 428-4322


Ticket Counter Hours:
5am - 8pm


Ph (800) 864-8331

There are four public parking lots at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Prepayment is required for all parking within these lots, including restaurant and disabled patrons.

Payment Kiosks are available at the entrance and throughout each parking lot. Kiosks accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PIN-less debit cards and cash. The kiosks will not give change and do not accept coins.

To begin the payment process, touch any button on the kiosk and you will be prompted on the screen step by step. Prior to the payment process, please have your vehicle license availble for input.

Parking fees are based on a calendar day, not a 24 hour period.

Once the payment process has completed, a receipt will print out. This receipt must be placed face up on the dashboard of you vehicle.

Parking permits indicate the length of time the vehicle will be parked at the airport. If the visitor has not returned by the expiration date indicated, a citation will be issued. The citation may be voided if the additional parking fees are paid. This must be done through Airport Administration. You may call 805-781-5205 during regular business hours for assistance.

Annual parking permits are available at the Airport Administration office. Cost is $550 per year (July 1 through June 30). Annual permits are prorated on a monthly basis if purchased mid year. Permits are to be displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle.

Hourly / Short-Term / Long-Term / Disabled Persons and Oversize Vehicle Parking

Hourly parking is available in parking lots 1 or 2. The parking rate is $1.00 per hour with a one hour mimimum and a maximum of 12 hours.

Short-Term parking is available in parking lot 2. The parking rate is $13.00 per calendar day for a maximum of 3 calendar days.

Long-Term parking is available in parking lots 1,3 and 4. The parking rate for parking lot 1, premium parking, is $13.00 per calendar day. The parking rate for parking lot 3 or 4 is $9.00 per calendar day.

Disabled Persons parking spaces are available in parking lot 2. If parking long term, the rate is $8.00 per calendar day. Be sure to select the "Daily Disabled Persons Parking" rate when paying at the kiosk. The hourly rate is $1.00 as above. Disabled patrons are not exempt from paying parking fees.

Oversized vehicle parking is available in parking lot 4 only. The parking rate for oversized vehicles is $15.00 per calendar day and the rate for vehicles over 30' in length is $30.00 per calendar day.

Local Information

Mon - Fri: 8am - 12am
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 12am

Ph (805) 544-0630
Fax (805) 541-3547

National Information

Ph (800) 331-1212
Online Reservation

Local Information

Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm
Sat: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sun: 9am - 10pm

Ph (805) 541-2722

National Information

Ph (800) 527-0700
Online Reservations

Local Information

Mon - Fri: 8am - 6 pm
Sat - 9am - 6 pm
Sun - 9am - 6 pm

Ph (805) 595-5455
Fax (805) 546-6277

National Information

Ph (800) 736-8222
Online Reservations

Local Information

Mon - Thu: 8am - Midnight
Fri: 8am - 10pm
S at: 8am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - Midnight

Ph (805) 781-3383

National Information

Ph (800) 654-3131
Online Res

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