Cheap train tickets fromLos Angeles to San Diego

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traveling from Los Angeles to San Diego by train

Cheapest price$32.20
Shortest Duration2h 12m
Trips per day54
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Los Angeles to San Diego were $36.11. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Los Angeles to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to San Diego by train is at 2:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Los Angeles to San Diego?

On average there are 54 train trips per day. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to San Diego, with an average of 39 trips per day and 786 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to San Diego. Of the 54 trips there are 36 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Los Angeles start at $10.00.

train lines that run from Los Angeles to San Diego

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner operates, on average, 39 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Diego. The average Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket to San Diego costs $36.10. Cheap Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets to San Diego are available on Wanderu starting from $32.20. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner departs from Union Station and 1 other station. In San Diego, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner arrives at 4005 Taylor St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trip will get you to San Diego in 2 hours and 12 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 36 trips per day and you could expect to pay $36.39 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
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Avg. Time
3h 5m
Avg. Price
$36.10

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 15 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Diego. The average Amtrak ticket to San Diego costs $48.26. Cheap Amtrak tickets to San Diego are available on Wanderu starting from $35.10. In Los Angeles, Amtrak departs from Catalina Express Terminal and 3 other stations. In San Diego, Amtrak arrives at 1050 Kettner Blvd and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 6 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to San Diego in 2 hours and 12 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay $46.36 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 53m
Avg. Price
$48.26

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have train departures from Los Angeles. Most train trips to San Diego will depart from Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
Train trips arrive in San Diego at 3 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St, 11170 Sorrento Valley Rd are the main train stations in San Diego for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 11170 Sorrento Valley Rd