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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Phoenix 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.
Can you take a train all the way from San Diego to Phoenix?
What is the price of a train ticket from San Diego to Phoenix?
In the last month, $121.39 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 8 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $17.28 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from San Diego to Phoenix?
The distance between San Diego and Phoenix is approximately 299 miles, or 481 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 40 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 San Diego to Phoenix are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 San Diego at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Diego to Phoenix?
Trains leave the station in San Diego twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Which train should you take from San Diego to Phoenix?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Diego, California to Phoenix, Arizona. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Phoenix start from $115, and on average cost $124. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Phoenix. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Phoenix trains arrive at 2717 W Bell Rd and one other train station. From San Diego to Phoenix train travel on Amtrak takes 14 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Phoenix faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 14 hours and 40 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $125 for a one-way train ticket to Phoenix.
Where is the train station in San Diego?
There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Phoenix:
- Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd
- 4005 Taylor St
Where is the train station in Phoenix?
Phoenix receives travelers from San Diego at its two active train stations:
- 2717 W Bell Rd
- Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3
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