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Glendale - Fullerton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from Glendale to Fullerton. Traveling by train from Glendale to Fullerton usually takes one hour and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance27 mi (43 km)
Fastest train1h 5m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Glendale to Fullerton

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




January 2, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: Overall, i felt safety for travel especially with grandkids and onboard staff is very friendly. I have a grandson who is six years old always wants to ride big diesel train preferably steam train and it was his very first time experience. he was very excited to ride and really enjoyed. Kept asking when we going to ride again ever since. Cons: 1)Working staff at the station. By contrast, quality of service between On-board staff and station worker are totally different that they come from different planet. Since it was my first experience as well. so i had couple of question to make sure I am at right track for train at station but when I asked her answer was rude. I can't tell that she wasn't service oriented worker. 2) To purchase a ticket, I couldn't purchase all at once. Maybe, didn't know how, I had to purchase a ticket one by one. Tips: Just get onto a train and staff will host your trip very friendly.

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Which train should you take from Glendale to Fullerton?

2 train services operate from Glendale to Fullerton. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 12m$16.00
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner11h 13m$16.00
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Glendale to Fullerton every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $16.

  • 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 Glendale to Fullerton every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Glendale and Fullerton is approximately 27 miles, or 43 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 5 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Glendale to Fullerton are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Glendale at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Glendale to Fullerton.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Fullerton to Glendale.

City Information


Glendale, CA, US - GDL-0

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Glendale is a city located in the suburb of Los Angeles and bustles with hiking trails, outdoor areas, and rich history. History and art lovers can check out the Museum of Neon Art, which has a unique selection of light-based electric art and vintage neon signs. A more traditional option is the 19th-century Doctor's House Museum and Gazebo. Go hiking in the popular Brand Park or Deukmejian Wilderness Park, located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. You can also do your best to view a picturesque scene from the top of the Verdugo Mountains. The city is known for Brand Boulevard, a road packed with different retailers, local stores, arts, and entertainment centers.

Nightlife in Glendale starts in the downtown area, which isn't far from Brand Boulevard. After exploring restaurants and shops during the day, you can visit their bars, breweries, distilleries, and nightclubs at night. The city is always bustling with beer festivals like Corks & Hops, art and craft fairs like the Fermont Festival of the Arts, antique collectibles shows, food festivals like the Soul Food Cookout, and music events.

The train is the easiest way to get there if you're visiting Glendale. Over 150 cities provide trains going to this city, most of them from Amtrak. It is only accessible via two bus routes from Amtrak Thruway. The LZTC is the main transportation hub for Glendale, and other systems use this as a layover or transfer point.


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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Glendale?

Main departure station: Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

There is one train station in Glendale.

All train stations in Glendale:

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

Where is the train station in Fullerton?

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

Fullerton has one train station.

All train stations in Fullerton:

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

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