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Cheap train tickets from Monterey, CA to San Diego


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Monterey, CA to San Diego?

Lowest Price$126.53
Fastest Train14h 19m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Monterey, CA to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Monterey to San Diego is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Monterey to San Diego was $126.53. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Monterey, CA to San Diego?

The distance between Monterey and San Diego is approximately 380.12 miles, or 611.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 14 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 19 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Monterey to San Diego?

On Friday trains from Monterey to San Diego are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Monterey to San Diego?

Typically there are 10 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. One train carrier operates regular service on the Monterey to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Monterey to San Diego, usually offering 10 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Monterey to San Diego, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train company connects Monterey to San Diego


Amtrak train tickets from Monterey to San Diego start from $126.53, and on average cost $126.53. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Monterey leaves from Monterey Bay Aquarium and 4 other stations. And in San Diego trains arrive at 4005 Taylor St and one other train station.

From Monterey to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 14 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 14 hours and 19 minutes.

Avg. Time
14h 52m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 train stations in Monterey with trains to San Diego. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal
  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 351 Fremont St
  • 500 Tyler St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Monterey arrive in San Diego. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in San Diego:
  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd

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