The distance between Santa Maria and San Diego is approximately 243.46 miles, or 391.70 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 9 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 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.
Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Maria to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Maria to San Diego, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria to San Diego, which start at $45.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Santa Maria to San Diego start from $60.00, and on average cost $62.60. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Santa Maria leaves from IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.
From Santa Maria to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 9 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 7 hours and 56 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $60.00 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.