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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to San Diego, CA?

Lowest Price€152.20
Fastest Train43h 25m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver 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 Vancouver to San Diego?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Vancouver 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Vancouver to San Diego?

In the last month, €152.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to San Diego, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to San Diego?

The distance between Vancouver and San Diego is approximately 1185 miles, or 1907 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 43 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 hours and 25 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 Vancouver to San Diego 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 Sunday 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 Vancouver at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 05:00. 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 Vancouver to San Diego?

Trains leave the station in Vancouver twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, 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 Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to San Diego for €71.58.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to San Diego?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to San Diego, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 19h 35m€152.20

Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to San Diego start from €152, and on average cost €152. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station. From Vancouver to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 43 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 43 hours and 25 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €152 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in San Diego?

San Diego receives travelers from Vancouver at its two active train stations:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to San Diego

Monthly average prices

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