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San Diego-Las Vegas Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Diego to Las Vegas?

Lowest Price$111.00
Fastest Train12h 56m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Las Vegas right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from San Diego to Las Vegas?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Diego to Las Vegas, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Diego to Las Vegas?

In the last month, $111.97 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Las Vegas, NV. 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Las Vegas?

The distance between San Diego and Las Vegas is approximately 265 miles, or 426 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 56 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 Las Vegas 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 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Las Vegas?

There are 9 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Las Vegas to San Diego. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Diego to Las Vegas for $24.00.

Which train should you take from San Diego to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Diego, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak914h 28m$112.37

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Las Vegas:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas receives travelers from San Diego at its two active train stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 200 S Main St
  • South Strip Transfer Terminal

Price trends for trains from San Diego to Las Vegas

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40SepOct

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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