Compare train tickets from Kansas City to San Diego
Kansas City-San Diego Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||39h 55m|
|Trains Per Day||1|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to San Diego right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
What is the price of a train ticket from Kansas City to San Diego?
In the last month, $177.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City, MO to San Diego, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 Kansas City to San Diego?
The distance between Kansas City and San Diego is approximately 1334 miles, or 2147 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 39 hours and 55 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Kansas City to San Diego are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday 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 Kansas City at 10:00pm and arrives in San Diego around 39 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Kansas City 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.
Which train should you take from Kansas City to San Diego?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Kansas City, Missouri 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||1||1d 16h 3m||$236.51|
Where is the train station in Kansas City?
There is one train station in Kansas City:
- Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd
Where is the train station in San Diego?
San Diego receives travelers from Kansas City at its two active train stations:
- 1050 Kettner Blvd
- 4005 Taylor St
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