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San Juan Capistrano - Anaheim Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

10 trains operate daily from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim. The train trip from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim is usually about 34 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance27 mi (44 km)
Fastest train0h 34m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim

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Which train should you take from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim?

2 train services operate from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak30h 36m$14.00
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner70h 35m$14.00
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $14.

  • The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 7 train trips from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $14.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between San Juan Capistrano and Anaheim is approximately 27 miles, or 44 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Anaheim.

Trains from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs San Juan Capistrano at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from San Juan Capistrano to Anaheim.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Anaheim to San Juan Capistrano.

City Information

San Juan Capistrano

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Located in Orange County, California, San Juan Capistrano is a small city founded by the Spanish in 1776. Although largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1812, this city is a growing destination south of Los Angeles and is often used as a backdrop in major Hollywood movies.

San Juan Capistrano has many historical religious sites to explore, and Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of its most renowned. The "Jewel of California Missions" includes a chapel with regular Mass, stunning gardens, and a museum to learn about the many Native American, Mexican, and Spanish influences in the region. Visit in mid-March to experience the annual Return of the Swallows celebration. Local cliff swallows return from winters in Argentina, and the Mission plans parades, fairs, and other events to welcome them home.

The area around the Mission is a historic downtown with local restaurants, green spaces, and retail services. In the center of this historic core, San Juan Capistrano's Amtrak station welcomes Pacific Surfliner trains that run from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Anaheim

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-1

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Juan Capistrano?

Main departure station: 26701 Verdugo St

There is one train station in San Juan Capistrano.

All train stations in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 26701 Verdugo St

Where is the train station in Anaheim?

Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave  - ANAAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

The futuristic Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) at 2626 E Katella Ave is one of California's busiest intermodal transit centers. The station is both an iconic gateway to Orange County and a tourism destination in itself. The curved design features diamond-shaped steel arches, recreating the grandeur of major early 20th-century railway stations. This immense transit hub links Amtrak, Greyhound, OCTA bus service, Metrolink, and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) services. It has everything: transit-oriented retail, parking, lockers, bike racks, specialty dining, and community space. ARTIC is near several points of interest, including Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

All train stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

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