Cheap train tickets from San Luis Obispo to San Diego

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How much are train tickets from San Luis Obispo to San Diego?

Lowest Price$60.50
Fastest8h 5m
Daily Schedules26
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Luis Obispo to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo to San Diego was $62.96. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 3 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.88 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 ride from San Luis Obispo to San Diego?

The distance between San Luis Obispo and San Diego is approximately 267.73 miles, or 430.76 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 9 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 5 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from San Luis Obispo to San Diego?

On Wednesday trains from San Luis Obispo 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Luis Obispo to San Diego

Typically there are 26 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. On the route to San Diego 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Luis Obispo to San Diego, usually offering 22 trips per day. 3 train trips per day are direct connections to San Diego, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from San Luis Obispo to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Luis Obispo to San Diego start from $60.50, and on average cost $64.94. Daily there are 22 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in San Luis Obispo leaves from 1011 Railroad Ave and one other station. And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From San Luis Obispo to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 5 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $65.49 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
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Avg. Time
9h 59m
Avg. Price
$64.94

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Luis Obispo to San Diego start from $60.70, and on average cost $62.82. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Diego. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Luis Obispo leaves from 1011 Railroad Ave, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From San Luis Obispo to San Diego train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 8 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 5 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $63.14 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 38m
Avg. Price
$62.82

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Diego that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Luis Obispo are:
  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
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. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Diego:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St