Cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to San Diego


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How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to San Diego?

Lowest Price$179.10
Fastest43h 24m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Vancouver to San Diego is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Vancouver to San Diego was $179.38. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Vancouver, BC to San Diego?

The distance between Vancouver and San Diego is approximately 1185.83 miles, or 1907.92 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 43 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 hours and 24 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Vancouver to San Diego?

On Saturday trains from Vancouver to San Diego are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Vancouver to San Diego?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Vancouver to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to San Diego, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Vancouver to San Diego, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Vancouver, BC to San Diego, which start at $86.00.

One train company connects Vancouver to San Diego


Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to San Diego start from $179.10, and on average cost $190.01. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Vancouver to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 43 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 43 hours and 24 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to San Diego on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $195.50 for a one-way weekend reservation from Vancouver.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to San Diego:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Vancouver arrive in San Diego. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in San Diego:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

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