Cheap San Diego to Los Angeles  train tickets

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How much are San Diego to Los Angeles train tickets?

Lowest Price£28.47
Fastest2h 39m
Daily Schedules62
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Diego to Los Angeles
4.6
Based on 7 reviews
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
4.7
Based on 6 reviews
Based on 6 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.2
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
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Maria Isabel
5.0
22 August 2019Business
Fernanda
4.0
23 July 2019Vacation
Pros
The personnel was extremely friendly
Cons
The time schedule
Tips
The air conditioning is put very cold. Consider taking a light sweater
Aimee
4.0
14 July 2019
Pros
Pretty Views from the train.
Colin
5.0
11 July 2019Vacation
Pros
Thought trip pretty good overall. Enjoyed the scenery as we went.
Sharon
5.0
28 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable!
Cons
Nothing!
Amtrak
4.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
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Alexey
4.0
15 August 2019Business
Pros
Comfortable seats, not crowded cabin (Thursday morning).
Cons
To clean windows.
Tips
Use Amtrak!

Frequent questions about traveling by train from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Where are the train stations in San Diego located?

There are three Amtrak stations throughout the San Diego area. Where you choose to book your departure may depend on which station is closest to you. Below, find a list of train stations by name and location.

  • Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

  • Old Town Station: 4005 Taylor St., San Diego, CA 92110

  • Sorrento Valley Station: 11170 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121

    What are the transportation options from Union Station in L.A.?

    There are a number of different transportation options to get from Union Station to other parts of Los Angeles.

    To get to LAX, passengers can take the LAX Flyaway bus from Bus Stop 9 at Union Station’s Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The cost is $9.75 per person.

    The Los Angeles Metro Rail has a number of lines that you can take from Union Station, such as the Red Line, Gold Line and Purple Line. The Silver Line on the Metro Busway departs from Union Station as well.

    The Metrolink commuter rail offers transport to five Southern California counties. Lines that pass through Union Station include the 91/Perris Valley, San Bernardino, Antelope Valley, Ventura County, Orange County, and Riverside lines.

    In addition, you can summon an Uber or Lyft, or take a taxi from the taxi stand located in front of Union Station West.

How to book cheap train tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles 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 San Diego to Los Angeles was £30.98. 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 journey from San Diego to Los Angeles ? How far is San Diego to Los Angeles ?

The distance between San Diego to Los Angeles is 111.54 miles or 179.47 km. A train trip from San Diego to Los Angeles typically takes 4 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 39 minutes to get from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Going from San Diego to Los Angeles by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Thursday trains from San Diego to Los Angeles 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between San Diego to Los Angeles

Typically there are 62 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. On the route to Los Angeles 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Los Angeles, usually offering 32 trips per day. 40 train trips per day are direct connections to Los Angeles, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles, which start at £6.49.

San Diego to Los Angeles is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles start from £28.47, and on average cost £33.48. Daily there are 32 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Catalina Express Terminal and 6 other train stations.

From San Diego to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 34 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £32.97 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 15m
Avg. Price
£33.48

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles start from £28.47, and on average cost £29.97. Daily there are 30 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 2 other train stations.

From San Diego to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 3 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 30 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £30.64 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 19m
Avg. Price
£29.97

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Los Angeles that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There are 7 different stations where trains arrive to in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is Union Station, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave, 931 S Gaffey St, 6860 Park Terrace Dr.
  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr