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Fullerton - San Juan Capistrano Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano. Traveling by train from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano usually takes around 43 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance30 mi (48 km)
Fastest train0h 43m
Lowest price$15.90
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Cathy

June 25, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: So fun to take a train!!! Cons: Nithing.

Pros: So fun to take a train!!! Cons: Nithing.

5.0

Craig J

May 24, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Tickets should be available to be scanned by the conductor off of a cell phone, like an airline boarding pass, As having to get it printed was a little inconvenient.

Tickets should be available to be scanned by the conductor off of a cell phone, like an airline boarding pass, As having to get it printed was a little inconvenient.

5.0

Cagri

January 20, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Arriving on time and comfortable traveling. Cons: Everything about my trip was perfect. Tips: Get the station on time. They have punctual schedule.

Pros: Arriving on time and comfortable traveling. Cons: Everything about my trip was perfect. Tips: Get the station on time. They have punctual schedule.

Price trends for trains from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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

2 train services operate from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak50h 43m$16.28
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner50h 43m$16.28
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $16.

  • 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 5 train trips from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano 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 Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano?

The distance between Fullerton and San Juan Capistrano is approximately 30 miles, or 48 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 43 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to San Juan Capistrano.

When are trains the most crowded?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Fullerton at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano?

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano.

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

City Information

Fullerton

Fullerton was founded in 1887 and is roughly 22 miles from Los Angeles. The area around Fullerton was the original California orange growing zone due to its great Mediterranean environment. The nightlife in downtown Fullerton is well-known, plus there are around 50 parks in the city, including the famed Fullerton Arboretum, which features 26 acres of uncommon and rare species as well as sculpted gardens.

Fullerton has some of the best art museums in the country, including Muckenthaler Art and Cultural Center and the Clayes Performing Arts Center. You can also experience amazing lakes such as the Laguna Lake Park.

If you're a beer-lover, visit the Bootleggers Brewery. Founded in 2008 by home brewer and beer enthusiast Aaron Barkenhagen, Bootleggers Brewery is one of Orange County's largest artisan breweries.

As for transportation, Amtrak and Fullerton Metrolink are the two best train stations in Fullerton serviced by Amtrak's Southwest Chief and Pacific Surfliner. These Amtrak lines connect from Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and even as far away as Chicago. For buses, Amtrak Thruway comes from Santa Ana, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and Riverside to Fullerton. The nearest airport is Long Beach Airport, which is only 14 miles away from the city.

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano, CA, US - SNC-0

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Located in Orange County, California, San Juan Capistrano is a small city founded by the Spanish in 1776. Although largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1812, this city is a growing destination south of Los Angeles and is often used as a backdrop in major Hollywood movies.

San Juan Capistrano has many historical religious sites to explore, and Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of its most renowned. The "Jewel of California Missions" includes a chapel with regular Mass, stunning gardens, and a museum to learn about the many Native American, Mexican, and Spanish influences in the region. Visit in mid-March to experience the annual Return of the Swallows celebration. Local cliff swallows return from winters in Argentina, and the Mission plans parades, fairs, and other events to welcome them home.

The area around the Mission is a historic downtown with local restaurants, green spaces, and retail services. In the center of this historic core, San Juan Capistrano's Amtrak station welcomes Pacific Surfliner trains that run from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Fullerton?

Main departure station: 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

There is one train station in Fullerton.

All train stations in Fullerton:

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in San Juan Capistrano?

Main arrival station: 26701 Verdugo St

San Juan Capistrano has one train station.

All train stations in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 26701 Verdugo St

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