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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Anaheim to San Francisco. Traveling by train from Anaheim to San Francisco usually takes around 11 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance371 mi (597 km)
Fastest train10h 47m
Lowest price$67.51
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Anaheim to San Francisco?

In the last month, C$73.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 8 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$6.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$91$61$30JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Anaheim to San Francisco will vary between C$73 and C$81. Planning a train trip to San Francisco within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Anaheim over the next 7 days is C$73. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$91$73$54$36$18JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Anaheim to San Francisco by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$74 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Anaheim to San Francisco in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$81 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$91$73$54$36$183020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 8 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Francisco from Anaheim will be about C$6.47 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Anaheim to San Francisco?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Anaheim, California to San Francisco, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak511h 6m$75.80
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Anaheim to San Francisco every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $68.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Anaheim to San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Anaheim to San Francisco?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Anaheim to San Francisco, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Anaheim to San Francisco?

The distance between Anaheim and San Francisco is approximately 371 miles, or 597 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Anaheim to San Francisco are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Anaheim at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Anaheim to San Francisco?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Francisco to Anaheim. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Anaheim to San Francisco for $42.37.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Anaheim?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Anaheim.

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

Arrival stations

San Francisco has one train station.

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