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Los Angeles to San Diego train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$35.10
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day43
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How to book cheap Los Angeles to San Diego train tickets?

The best way to get deals on 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 $38.16. 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 by train 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 Friday 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.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles to San Diego has the most daily schedules

On average there are 43 train trips per day. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to San Diego, with an average of 30 trips per day and 596 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to San Diego. Of the 43 trips there are 32 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Los Angeles to San Diego starts at $10.00.

2 carriers offer Los Angeles to San Diego train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego from $35.10. There are 12 Amtrak schedules from Los Angeles to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $46.38 for a Amtrak ticket to San Diego. In Los Angeles, Amtrak departs to San Diego 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 4 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to San Diego in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay $42.33 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

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Avg. Time
4h 56m
Avg. Price
$46.38

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Book Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles to San Diego from $35.10. There are 30 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules from Los Angeles to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $37.65 for a Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket to San Diego. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner departs to San Diego from Union Station and 1 other station. In San Diego, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner arrives at 4005 Taylor St and 1 other station.

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 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 23 trips per day and you could expect to pay $38.18 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 5m
Avg. Price
$37.65

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 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St are the main train stations in San Diego for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St