Cheap train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego?

Lowest Price$28.65
Fastest1h 44m
Daily Schedules27
train companies2
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Overall score for Santa Ana to San Diego
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Cindy
5.0
June 29, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Easy on easy off no problems
Cons
On time
Tips
Sit on the right side heading to San Diego that’s where the ocean is!

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Elizabeth
5.0
September 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I love the Surfliner! The train is super clean, the seats recline and have footrests. The scenery is magnificent. There are no hassles with SoCal traffic and there’s a snack car! It can’t get much better than that.
Cons
The snack car should be a full cafe car.
Tips
This is a easy and effective way to get from San Diego to LA. It’s inexpensive and hassle free.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to San Diego was $31.17. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 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 Santa Ana to San Diego?

The distance between Santa Ana and San Diego is approximately 82.09 miles, or 132.08 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 44 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 Santa Ana to San Diego?

On Tuesday trains from Santa Ana 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 Pacific Surfliner has the most connections between Santa Ana to San Diego

Typically there are 27 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. On the route to San Diego 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Ana to San Diego, usually offering 21 trips per day. 25 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.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego, which start at $7.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Santa Ana to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego start from $28.65, and on average cost $35.87. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Diego trains arrive at 4005 Taylor St and one other train station.

From Santa Ana to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 44 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $30.18 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 16m
Avg. Price
$35.87

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Ana to San Diego start from $28.65, and on average cost $30.33. Daily there are 21 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Diego. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Diego trains arrive at 4005 Taylor St and one other train station.

From Santa Ana to San Diego train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 2 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 44 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $30.19 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
$30.33

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Ana on their way to San Diego. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Santa Ana are:
  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd
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:
  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd