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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Las Vegas to San Diego. Traveling by train from Las Vegas to San Diego usually takes around 11 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance265 mi (426 km)
Fastest train8h 52m
Lowest price£47.32
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Las Vegas to San Diego

Average prices by travel date

£74£49£25JunJun

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

£88£71£53£35£183020100

Which train should you take from Las Vegas to San Diego?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Las Vegas, Nevada to San Diego, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak311h 21m£59.96
  • Amtrak

    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 3 Amtrak trains from Las Vegas to San Diego every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £47.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Las Vegas to San Diego 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Las Vegas to San Diego?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Las Vegas to San Diego, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Las Vegas to San Diego?

The distance between Las Vegas and San Diego is approximately 265 miles, or 426 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 52 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Las Vegas to San Diego are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Las Vegas at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Las Vegas to San Diego?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Diego to Las Vegas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Las Vegas to San Diego for £17.65.

City Information

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

San Diego

San Diego is known as "America's Finest City" for its sunny weather, white-sand beaches, and dazzling attractions from Belmont Park to SeaWorld. San Diego's 70 miles of pristine beaches include such gems as Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Coronado Beach. The city's strong surfing culture may even inspire you to rent a surfboard and catch the epic waves, bro.

Visitors can spend days getting lost in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural hub which features 16 museums, immaculate gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The historic heart of the city, Old Town, showcases San Diego's heritage and ties to Mexican culture, while other sights like the USS Midway pay tribute to the city's military and maritime history. Leave time for some evening exploring, too! San Diego is rated the #1 best city for craft beer in America, so don't miss out on the bars in the Gaslamp Quarter: 16 walkable blocks packed with nightlife and young crowds.

Two airports, as well as many bus and train options, mean it is easy to get to San Diego from afar or from nearby cities like Tijuana, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Departure stations

The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station in Las Vegas. It is conveniently located near the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, making it easy to get between the station and all major Vegas resorts. The bus station is also in very close proximity to McCarran International Airport, and there’s a transit bus line that connects the two. The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station for all major bus companies that conduct trips in and out of Las Vegas, including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tufesa Internacional. The terminal is the main hub for RTC, Southern Nevada’s transit bus authority, ensuring easy connections to all parts of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.

Train stations in Las Vegas:

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

Where is the train station in San Diego?

Arrival stations

San Diego receives travelers from Las Vegas at its two active train stations.

Train stations in San Diego:

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

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