Cheap San Francisco to San Diego  train tickets

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How much are San Francisco to San Diego train tickets?

Lowest Price$71.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to San Diego ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to San Diego is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Francisco to San Diego was $76.22. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 0 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to San Diego ? How far is San Francisco to San Diego ?

The distance between San Francisco to San Diego is 458.59 miles or 737.84 km. A train trip from San Francisco to San Diego typically takes 16 hours, If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 12 hours and 25 minutes to get from San Francisco to San Diego.

Going from San Francisco to San Diego by train takes over 16 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from San Francisco to San Diego are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Francisco to San Diego

Typically there are 25 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to San Diego, usually offering 25 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to San Diego, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to San Diego, which start at $31.00.

One train carrier connects San Francisco to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to San Diego start from $71.00, and on average cost $77.14. Daily there are 25 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other stations. And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From San Francisco to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $77.25 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

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Avg. Time
15h 55m
Avg. Price
$77.14

Plan your next adventure:

There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to San Diego that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, 835 Market St.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 835 Market St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in San Diego. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St