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El Paso-San Diego Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from El Paso to San Diego?

Lowest Price$131.10
Fastest Train21h 0m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from El Paso 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 El Paso to San Diego?

In the last month, $131.40 was the average price of a train ticket from El Paso, TX to San Diego, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from El Paso to San Diego?

The distance between El Paso and San Diego is approximately 627 miles, or 1009 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 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 El Paso 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs El Paso at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from El Paso to San Diego?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, 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 El Paso. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from El Paso to San Diego for $112.00.

Which train should you take from El Paso to San Diego?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects El Paso, Texas to San Diego, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak522h 7m$134.02

Where is the train station in El Paso?

There is one train station in El Paso:

  • 700 W San Francisco Ave

Where is the train station in San Diego?

San Diego receives travelers from El Paso at its two active train stations:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Price trends for trains from El Paso to San Diego

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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