Cheap train tickets from Sacramento to San Diego

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How much are train tickets from Sacramento to San Diego?

Lowest Price$59.00
Fastest11h 4m
Daily Schedules15
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Sacramento to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Sacramento to San Diego is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Sacramento to San Diego was $79.02. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 7 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $6.42 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Sacramento to San Diego?

The distance between Sacramento and San Diego is approximately 472.83 miles, or 760.75 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 18 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 4 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.

What's the best day to take the train from Sacramento to San Diego?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Sunday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Sacramento to San Diego.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Tuesday. If you are planning to book travel for Tuesday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Amtrak has the most connections between Sacramento to San Diego

Typically there are 15 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. One train carrier operates regular service on the Sacramento to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Sacramento to San Diego, usually offering 15 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Sacramento to San Diego, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Sacramento to San Diego, which start at $30.00.

One train company connects Sacramento to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Sacramento to San Diego start from $59.00, and on average cost $81.74. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Sacramento to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 18 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 4 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $85.97 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

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Avg. Time
18h 29m
Avg. Price
$81.74

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Sacramento on their way to San Diego. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Sacramento are:
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in San Diego. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Diego:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St