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Palm Springs-San Diego Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Palm Springs to San Diego?

Lowest Price€30.81
Fastest Train4h 47m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Palm Springs to San Diego 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Palm Springs to San Diego?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Palm Springs to San Diego. 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.

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

In the last month, €30.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Palm Springs, CA to San Diego, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €0.48 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Palm Springs to San Diego?

The distance between Palm Springs and San Diego is approximately 85 miles, or 137 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 47 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 Palm Springs to San Diego are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Palm Springs at 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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 Palm Springs to San Diego?

There are 9 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 Palm Springs. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Palm Springs to San Diego for €23.96.

Which train should you take from Palm Springs to San Diego?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Palm Springs, California to San Diego, California. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak95h 53m€33.05

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Palm Springs has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to San Diego:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr
  • Palm Springs Station Rd

Where is the train station in San Diego?

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

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Price trends for trains from Palm Springs to San Diego

Average prices by travel date

€51€34€17SepOct

Monthly average prices

€43€34€26€17€9ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

€43€34€26€17€93020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Palm Springs, CA to San Diego, CA
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.5
James
5.0
10 January 2020Business
Cons
Despite mechanical problems leaving San Diego that cause an hour delay, this trip was great. All personnel were helpful and overly accommodating - to the extent that I was able to get in early on the return trip. I will definitely look for this as a source in the futu...More
Tips
Remain flexible and plan for contingencies. Great first experience despite unforeseen circumstances. Will definitely use in the future.

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