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Simi Valley - San Diego Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Simi Valley to San Diego. Traveling by train from Simi Valley to San Diego usually takes around 4 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance142 mi (229 km)
Fastest train4h 11m
Lowest price€37.26
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Simi Valley to San Diego

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Danielle

2 January 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: Comfort and security ty. Tips: Be in confidence.

Pros: Comfort and security ty. Tips: Be in confidence.

Price trends for trains from Simi Valley to San Diego

Average prices by travel date

€57€38€19JunJul

Monthly average prices

€48€38€29€19€10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

€48€38€29€19€103020100

Which train should you take from Simi Valley to San Diego?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 19m€37.96
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner14h 19m€37.96
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Simi Valley to San Diego every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €37.

  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 1 train trips from Simi Valley to San Diego every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €37.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Simi Valley 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

How long is the train journey from Simi Valley to San Diego?

The distance between Simi Valley and San Diego is approximately 142 miles, or 229 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 11 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Simi Valley to San Diego on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Simi Valley at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Simi Valley to San Diego?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to San Diego. 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 Diego to Simi Valley.

City Information

San Diego

San Diego is known as "America's Finest City" for its sunny weather, white-sand beaches, and dazzling attractions from Belmont Park to SeaWorld. San Diego's 70 miles of pristine beaches include such gems as Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Coronado Beach. The city's strong surfing culture may even inspire you to rent a surfboard and catch the epic waves, bro.

Visitors can spend days getting lost in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural hub which features 16 museums, immaculate gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The historic heart of the city, Old Town, showcases San Diego's heritage and ties to Mexican culture, while other sights like the USS Midway pay tribute to the city's military and maritime history. Leave time for some evening exploring, too! San Diego is rated the #1 best city for craft beer in America, so don't miss out on the bars in the Gaslamp Quarter: 16 walkable blocks packed with nightlife and young crowds.

Two airports, as well as many bus and train options, mean it is easy to get to San Diego from afar or from nearby cities like Tijuana, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Simi Valley?

Main departure station: Amtrak - Metrolink Station

There is one train station in Simi Valley.

All train stations in Simi Valley:

  • Amtrak - Metrolink Station

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