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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from San Clemente to Santa Ana. Traveling by train from San Clemente to Santa Ana usually takes around 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 39 minutes.

Distance26 mi (43 km)
Fastest train0h 39m
Lowest price$15.30
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from San Clemente, CA to Santa Ana, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




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.

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

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

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects San Clemente, California to Santa Ana, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner20h 42m$15.67
  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    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 2 train trips from San Clemente to Santa Ana every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Clemente to Santa Ana during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from San Clemente to Santa Ana?

The distance between San Clemente and Santa Ana is approximately 26 miles, or 43 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 39 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Santa Ana.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Clemente to Santa Ana are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 San Clemente at 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from San Clemente to Santa Ana?

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Clemente?

Departure stations

There is one train station in San Clemente.

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

Arrival stations

Santa Ana has one train station.

Need a return trip from Santa Ana to San Clemente?

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