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San Francisco to San Diego train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€63.36
Shortest Duration12h 0m
Trips per day25
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How to book cheap San Francisco to San Diego train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from San Francisco to San Diego is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from San Francisco to San Diego were €68.26. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average €0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from San Francisco to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco to San Diego by train is at 07:00 on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 17:00 on Saturday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak from San Francisco to San Diego has the most daily schedules

On average there are 25 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from San Francisco to San Diego, with an average of 25 trips per day and 519 monthly trips. One train carrier currently travels from San Francisco to San Diego. Of the 25 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from San Francisco to San Diego starts at €27.66.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to San Diego train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from San Francisco to San Diego from €63.36. There are 25 Amtrak schedules from San Francisco to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay €69.00 for a Amtrak ticket to San Diego. In San Francisco, Amtrak departs to San Diego from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other stations. In San Diego, Amtrak arrives at 1050 Kettner Blvd and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from San Francisco to San Diego takes 16 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to San Diego in 12 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 21 trips per day and you could expect to pay €69.03 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

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Avg. Time
16h 26m
Avg. Price
€69.00

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have train departures from San Francisco. Most train trips to San Diego will depart from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St, 835 Market St.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • 835 Market St
train trips arrive in San Diego at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St are the main train stations in San Diego for trips arriving from San Francisco.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St