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Truckee-San Diego Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Truckee to San Diego?

Lowest price$94.25
Fastest train18h 0m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Truckee to San Diego during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Truckee to San Diego?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Truckee to San Diego, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Truckee to San Diego?

In the last month, $94.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Truckee, CA to San Diego, CA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Truckee to San Diego?

The distance between Truckee and San Diego is approximately 487 miles, or 784 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours,

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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Truckee to San Diego are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Truckee at 8:00am and arrives in San Diego around 18 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Truckee to San Diego?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Diego to Truckee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Truckee to San Diego for $83.00.

Which train should you take from Truckee to San Diego?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Truckee, California to San Diego, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak119h 30m$106.13

Amtrak train tickets from Truckee to San Diego start from $94, and on average cost $106. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Truckee leaves from 10065 Donner Pass Rd, And in San Diego trains arrive at Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd, From Truckee to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 19 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to travel to San Diego on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $118 for a one-way weekend reservation from Truckee.

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