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Schedule & Pricing Info
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|Fastest Train||12h 48m|
|Trains Per Day||10|
San Diego-San Francisco Train Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to take a day-trip from San Diego to San Francisco?
Can you take a train directly from San Diego to San Francisco?
How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to San Francisco?
How long is the train journey from San Diego to San Francisco?
The distance between San Diego and San Francisco is approximately 458 miles, or 738 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 48 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?
When are the first and last trains of the day?
How many trains per day run from San Diego to San Francisco?
There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
What train services are there from San Diego to San Francisco?
Where is the train station in San Diego?
There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to San Francisco:
- 1050 Kettner Blvd
- 4005 Taylor St
Where is the train station in San Francisco?
There are more train stations and stops in San Francisco than most cities. Most trains from San Diego will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in San Francisco:
- 425 Mission St
- 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
- Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
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