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traveling from San Diego to Los Angeles by train

Cheapest price$32.20
Shortest Duration2h 31m
Trips per day62
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from San Diego to Los Angeles?

The best way to get the cheapest 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 $37.36. 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 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 Monday. 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.

How many daily train trips are there from San Diego to Los Angeles?

On average there are 62 train trips per day. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most options for departures from San Diego to Los Angeles, with an average of 34 trips per day and 684 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from San Diego to Los Angeles. Of the 62 trips there are 39 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from San Diego start at $9.00.

train lines that run from San Diego to Los Angeles

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner operates, on average, 34 train schedule(s) from San Diego to Los Angeles. The average Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket to Los Angeles costs $35.82. Cheap Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $32.20. In San Diego, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner departs from 1050 Kettner Blvd and 2 other stations. 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 2 hours and 31 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 34 trips per day and you could expect to pay $35.88 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
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Avg. Time
3h 8m
Avg. Price
$35.82

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 28 train schedule(s) from San Diego to Los Angeles. The average Amtrak ticket to Los Angeles costs $43.05. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $35.10. In San Diego, Amtrak departs from 1050 Kettner Blvd and 2 other stations. 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 9 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Los Angeles in 2 hours and 31 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 28 trips per day and you could expect to pay $42.42 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 37m
Avg. Price
$43.05

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have train departures from San Diego. Most train trips to Los Angeles will depart from 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St, 11170 Sorrento Valley Rd.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 11170 Sorrento Valley Rd
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