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Compare train tickets from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano


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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano?

Lowest Price$20.45
Fastest Train1h 12m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 10, 2020Solo travel
Keeping the car nice and tidy. Cover mouth when coughing 😷
June 21, 2019Vacation
It was very lTe both departing & return. Nearly had our car impounded... very stressful
No one at ticket office in san juan so we could get no information on how late the train was going to be and very worried about car being impounded.
Maybe drive instead of take train
June 8, 2019Couples trip
Enjoyed the ride worry free both going and coming Enjoyed the restaurants food was delicious and the little antique shops has so much history
Maybe assigned sitting on the train
Just enjoy and early train departure is the way to go

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $23.23 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano. By booking your trip 12 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $1.46 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Juan Capistrano is approximately 51 miles, or 81 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 12 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to San Juan Capistrano. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

What train services are there from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 41m$27.58
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner81h 37m$22.68

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 931 S Gaffey St

Where is the train station in San Juan Capistrano?

San Juan Capistrano has one train station:

  • 26701 Verdugo St

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