Hearst Castle, one of California’s top vacation attractions, is located on Highway 1 along the majestic Central Coast of California. Nestled in the hills above the village of San Simeon, the Castle sits halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and is approximately a four hour drive from either of these metropolitan areas. You can take a train from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo and continue to the front door of the Visitor Center by public bus.
Highway 1 is open during the day to Hearst Castle. However, between the towns of Gorda and Ragged Point, Highway 1 is not open due to roadwork Sunday nights through Friday mornings (from 10pm to 7am). Motorists may encounter one-way traffic controls in these areas even when full closures are not in effect. For more information on Highway 1 conditions please visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm