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How much are train tickets from San Diego to Santa Ana?

Lowest Price£22.93
Fastest Train1h 45m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Diego to Santa Ana
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Based on 6 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
17 February 2020Visiting family
Everything!!! Didn't have to drive and deal with all of the stress of traffic. No question about when I would leave and when I would arrive. Spent about what I would have spent on gas had I driven my car. Was a ble to relax and enjoy the ride. Many choices in the availa...More
Nothing from my point of view. Keep up the good work.
Take the train!!!
6 July 2019Solo travel
Horrendously late. Scheduled 2 hours but took 5. The cafe car staff was excellent and very friendly but unfortunately he couldn’t save the entire train the other 4 stars for how despicabley late it was. Absolutely no excuse.
Don’t do it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Santa Ana right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from San Diego to Santa Ana?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Diego to Santa Ana. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Santa Ana?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £23.23 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Diego to Santa Ana. By booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £0.01 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Santa Ana?

The distance between San Diego and Santa Ana is approximately 82 miles, or 132 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 45 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Diego to Santa Ana are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday 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 San Diego at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from San Diego to Santa Ana?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Santa Ana. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Ana to San Diego. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Diego to Santa Ana for £5.60.

What train services are there from San Diego to Santa Ana?

2 train services operate from San Diego to Santa Ana. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 58m£23.72
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner81h 55m£23.73

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Santa Ana:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

Santa Ana has one train station:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

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