Cheap train tickets from Phoenix to San Diego

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How much are train tickets from Phoenix to San Diego?

Lowest Price$111.10
Fastest14h 46m
Daily Schedules15
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Phoenix to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to San Diego was $134.86. 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 Phoenix to San Diego?

The distance between Phoenix and San Diego is approximately 298.96 miles, or 481.00 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 19 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 46 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 Phoenix to San Diego?

On Monday trains from Phoenix 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Phoenix to San Diego

Typically there are 15 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. One train carrier operates regular service on the Phoenix to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Phoenix to San Diego, usually offering 15 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to San Diego, which start at $34.00.

One train company connects Phoenix to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Phoenix to San Diego start from $111.10, and on average cost $140.11. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Phoenix leaves from City-to-City Transport Desk - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd and one other station. And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Phoenix to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 19 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 14 hours and 46 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $140.11 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

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Avg. Time
19h 33m
Avg. Price
$140.11

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Diego that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Phoenix are:
  • City-to-City Transport Desk - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
  • 2717 W Bell Rd
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to 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 stations in San Diego:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St