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San Diego to Los Angeles train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$35.10
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day50
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How to book cheap San Diego to Los Angeles train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from San Diego to Los Angeles were $38.33. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from San Diego to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Diego to Los Angeles by train is at 12:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 7:00 AM on Sunday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak from San Diego to Los Angeles has the most daily schedules

On average there are 50 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from San Diego to Los Angeles, with an average of 26 trips per day and 535 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from San Diego to Los Angeles. Of the 50 trips there are 32 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles starts at $10.00.

2 carriers offer San Diego to Los Angeles train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from San Diego to Los Angeles from $35.10. There are 26 Amtrak schedules from San Diego to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $42.75 for a Amtrak ticket to Los Angeles. In San Diego, Amtrak departs to Los Angeles from 1050 Kettner Blvd and 1 other station. In Los Angeles, Amtrak arrives at Catalina Express Terminal and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Amtrak from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 7 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Los Angeles in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 26 trips per day and you could expect to pay $41.46 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
8h 7m
Avg. Price
$42.75

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Book Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from San Diego to Los Angeles from $35.10. There are 24 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules from San Diego to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $37.49 for a Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket to Los Angeles. In San Diego, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner departs to Los Angeles from 1050 Kettner Blvd and 1 other station. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner arrives at Union Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 3 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trip will get you to Los Angeles in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 23 trips per day and you could expect to pay $37.98 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Air conditioning
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Avg. Time
3h 8m
Avg. Price
$37.49

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from San Diego. Most train trips to Los Angeles will depart from 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
Train trips arrive in Los Angeles at 4 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave are the main train stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from San Diego.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave