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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Palm Springs to San Diego?

Lowest Price$36.00
Fastest Train4h 47m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines1
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Palm Springs-San Diego Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Palm Springs to San Diego

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JunJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Palm Springs to San Diego
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.5
James
5.0
January 10, 2020Business
Cons
Despite mechanical problems leaving San Diego that cause an hour delay, this trip was great. All personnel were helpful and overly accommodating - to the extent that I was able to get in early on the return trip. I will definitely look for this as a source in the futu...More
Tips
Remain flexible and plan for contingencies. Great first experience despite unforeseen circumstances. Will definitely use in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Palm Springs to San Diego 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 Palm Springs to San Diego?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Palm Springs to San Diego. 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 Palm Springs to San Diego?

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, $40.14 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Palm Springs to San Diego. By booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $1.44 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Palm Springs to San Diego?

The distance between Palm Springs and San Diego is approximately 85 miles, or 137 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Palm Springs to San Diego are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Palm Springs at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Palm Springs to San Diego?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Diego to Palm Springs. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Palm Springs to San Diego for $29.00.

What train services are there from Palm Springs to San Diego?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Palm Springs to San Diego. However, there are 11 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak116h 18m$41.36

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Palm Springs has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to San Diego:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • Palm Springs Station Rd

Where is the train station in San Diego?

San Diego receives travelers from Palm Springs at its two active train stations:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

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