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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Diego to San Juan Capistrano?

Lowest Price€19.73
Fastest Train1h 19m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego 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.

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

In the last month, €20.07 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €0.99 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between San Diego and San Juan Capistrano is approximately 62 miles, or 99 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 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 San Diego to San Juan Capistrano 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 Monday 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 San Diego at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 San Diego to San Juan Capistrano?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to San Juan Capistrano. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Juan Capistrano to San Diego.

Which train should you take from San Diego to San Juan Capistrano?

2 train services operate from San Diego, California to San Juan Capistrano, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 31m€20.34
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner41h 28m€20.34

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to San Juan Capistrano:

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in San Juan Capistrano?

San Juan Capistrano has one train station:

  • 26701 Verdugo St

Price trends for trains from San Diego to San Juan Capistrano

Average prices by travel date

€26€17€9JanFeb

Monthly average prices

€21€17€13€9€4FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

€21€17€13€9€43020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Kristen

8 October 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Easy to board & find seat, train moved fast & was a lovely ride along the coast.Easy to board & find seat, train moved fast & was a lovely ride along the coast.

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