Cheap train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego

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

Lowest Price£22.32
Fastest1h 39m
Daily Schedules25
train companies2
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Overall score for Santa Ana to San Diego
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Cindy
5.0
29 June 2019Couples trip
Pros
Easy on easy off no problems
Cons
On time
Tips
Sit on the right side heading to San Diego that’s where the ocean is!

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Elizabeth
5.0
16 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
I love the Surfliner! The train is super clean, the seats recline and have footrests. The scenery is magnificent. There are no hassles with SoCal traffic and there’s a snack car! It can’t get much better than that.
Cons
The snack car should be a full cafe car.
Tips
This is a easy and effective way to get from San Diego to LA. It’s inexpensive and hassle free.

How much does a train ticket from Santa Ana to San Diego cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Santa Ana to San Diego were £23.53.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 6 days out, tickets are on average £0.48 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between Santa Ana and San Diego is approximately 82.09 miles, or 132.08 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 39 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's the best day to take the train from Santa Ana to San Diego?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Monday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Santa Ana to San Diego.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Tuesday. If you are planning to book travel for Tuesday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Which train should you take from Santa Ana to San Diego?

Typically there are 25 scheduled trains per day. 2 train companies serve the route from Santa Ana to San Diego.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most regularly scheduled departures from Santa Ana to San Diego, with an average of 21 trips per day and 404 monthly trips.

Of the 25 trips there are 23 trips that are direct connections to San Diego.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego, which start at £5.45.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Santa Ana to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego start from £22.32, and on average cost £27.60. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Santa Ana to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £23.21 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 19m
Avg. Price
£27.60

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego start from £22.32, and on average cost £23.16. Daily there are 21 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Diego. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Santa Ana to San Diego train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 2 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £23.27 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
£23.16

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Ana on their way to San Diego. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Santa Ana are:
  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to 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 stations in San Diego:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St