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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Santa Ana to Solana Beach. Traveling by train from Santa Ana to Solana Beach usually takes around one hour and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 14 minutes.

Distance62 mi (101 km)
Fastest train1h 14m
Lowest price£16.71
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

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Which train should you take from Santa Ana to Solana Beach?

2 train services operate from Santa Ana, California to Solana Beach, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 18m£17.90
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner61h 21m£17.14
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Santa Ana to Solana Beach every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £17.

  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 6 train trips from Santa Ana to Solana Beach every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from £17.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Ana to Solana Beach 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.

How long is the train journey from Santa Ana to Solana Beach?

The distance between Santa Ana and Solana Beach is approximately 62 miles, or 101 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 14 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 Santa Ana to Solana Beach are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Santa Ana at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Santa Ana to Solana Beach?

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Santa Ana to Solana Beach.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Solana Beach to Santa Ana.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Santa Ana.

Where is the train station in Solana Beach?

Arrival stations

Solana Beach has one train station.

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