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Compare train tickets from Palm Springs to San Juan Capistrano


Palm Springs-San Juan Capistrano Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Palm Springs to San Juan Capistrano?

Lowest Price€18.56
Fastest Train3h 17m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Palm Springs to San Juan Capistrano 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 Juan Capistrano?

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

In the last month, €18.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Palm Springs, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €3.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Palm Springs and San Juan Capistrano is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 17 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 Juan Capistrano 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 Tuesday 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 Juan Capistrano?

There are 4 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 Juan Capistrano to Palm Springs.

Which train should you take from Palm Springs to San Juan Capistrano?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Palm Springs, California to San Juan Capistrano, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak44h 16m€20.59

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

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

  • 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 Juan Capistrano?

San Juan Capistrano has one train station:

  • 26701 Verdugo St

Price trends for trains from Palm Springs to San Juan Capistrano

Monthly average prices


train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Palm Springs, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
31 May 2019Visiting family
The quick and helpful information given by employees when I was in the transition from bus to Amtrak.
The address information for the city stops for Palm Springs Bus pickup and return. I especially had a hard time finding the PS airport location. Maybe a map that shows the exact place the benches are located.
I will have tips in the future after I make a few more trips south.

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