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San Clemente - Santa Ana Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between San Clemente and Santa Ana. The average train journey from San Clemente to Santa Ana takes 42 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 41 minutes.

Distance26 mi (43 km)
Fastest train0h 41m
Lowest price$15.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from San Clemente to Santa Ana

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Gary

July 9, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: Everything was prefect and relaxing. Cons: Add more stops in San Clemente. Tips: Take the train and enjoy your trip.

Price trends for trains from San Clemente to Santa Ana

Monthly avg. prices

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Which train should you take from San Clemente to Santa Ana?

2 train services operate from San Clemente to Santa Ana. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 41m$15.00
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner10h 42m$15.00
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from San Clemente to Santa Ana every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $15.

  • The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 1 train trips from San Clemente to Santa Ana every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between San Clemente and Santa Ana is approximately 26 miles, or 43 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 41 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Santa Ana.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from San Clemente to Santa Ana on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs San Clemente at 5:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in San Clemente twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Santa Ana with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Ana to San Clemente.

City Information

Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA, US - SNA-0

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Santa Ana is a sunny city in Orange County located between Anaheim and Irvine in the greater Los Angeles area. Downtown Santa Ana bustles with independent breweries, diverse restaurants, unique retail shops, weekly pop-up markets, and art centers. This lively downtown area, in addition to Santa Ana's live-work housing and creative working spaces, make it attractive to young professionals.

One of the most popular spots for visitors is the Santa Ana Zoo, where little ones can enjoy a carousel and mini-train ride along with the animal exhibits. Architecture enthusiasts will love seeing the Bowers Museum, built in a Mission Revival style, and the Heritage Museum, which has restored homes from the 1890s.

The Orange County Transportation Authority and several shuttle services provide transit within Santa Ana. Santa Ana is easily accessible from over 20 other cities by Amtrak Thruway bus or on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train. The primary airport for Orange County, John Wayne Airport, is located in Santa Ana and also makes it easy to travel to this vibrant SoCal spot.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Clemente?

Main departure station: 615 Ave Victoria at San Clemente Pier

There is one train station in San Clemente.

All train stations in San Clemente:

  • 615 Ave Victoria at San Clemente Pier

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

Main arrival station: Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

Santa Ana has one train station.

All train stations in Santa Ana:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

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