The cheapest trainsfrom Los Angeles to San Diego

Showing times and prices for 2022-06-29

Cheapest

$12

Average

$25

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego will cost around $25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $12.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Los Angeles to San Diego train information

timelapseAvg. Train duration15h 38m
attach_moneyTrain ticket price$12
place Train depart fromLos Angeles
pin_drop Train arrive inSan Diego
directions_transit Train companiesAmtrak

The fastest trainsfrom Los Angeles to San Diego

Showing times and prices for 2022-06-29

Fastest

2h 9m

Average

15h 38m

Trips per day

85

Distance

180km

These direct trains cover the 180km distance in an average of 15h 38m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2h 9m

Travel tips

Train from Los Angeles to San Diego

Travel by train to San Diego easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles to San Diego.
  • How much cost tickets to San Diego?

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  • Amtrak tickets to San Diego costs between $12 and USD 41.00 each seat.

    This $12 train leaves at 12:15 from Los Angeles train station at Union Station, Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, 592 Gayley Ave, 611 Maple Ave, Downtown - Vignes Lot, USC - 3492 S Hope St, Shelter 'A' - 107 E First Street, Metrolink Station, 1658 N Orange Drive.

    On the contrary, the train leaving at 06:55 have the most expensive ticket to San Diego for about USD 41.00.

    During holidays and peak seasons fares are generally higher.

  • How far apart is San Diego from Los Angeles?

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  • The train traveling average length from Los Angeles to San Diego is around 15h 38m.

    Getting Amtrak fastest train from Los Angeles, you probably arrive in about 2h 9m in San Diego.

    Amtrak does not normally guarantee connections of less than 60 minutes.

    Usually 90 minutes between arriving long-distance trains and local trains in the Northeast Corridor.

  • Can I bring my pet on the train?

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  • Sure! But there are several rules you have to comply with and be aware of, so your beloved pet will be able to come with you.

    - Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds

    - You need to make a prior reservation. There's a maximum of five pets per train, and they're limited to one pet per customer.

    - The trip is limited to 7 (seven) hours of total travel time. Multi-ride tickets aren’t allowed.

    - The pet carrier you bring can be hard or soft-sided but has to be leakproof and well ventilated for comfort and safety. Maximum weight: 20 pounds. Maximum size: 19" long x 14" wide x 10.5" high.

    - Also, the carrier has to be big enough so the pet is able to sit, lie down and remain entirely inside without touching the sides.

    - Is allowed in Coach class, but not in First class, non-Acela Business class, bedroom accommodations, or food service cars.

    - It’s mandatory to sign a Pet Release and Indemnification Agreement for each travel segment.

    - It must be at least eight weeks old, odorless, harmless, not disruptive, and require no attention during travel.

    - It’s not permitted to ship it or allow them to travel as checked baggage.
  • Can you buy an Amtrak ticket onboard the train?

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  • There are two options for purchasing tickets during the trip, is using cash or credit card.

    All tickets purchased onboard include a service fee built into the fare and payment must be in cash. Who chose to purchase using a credit card must call the contact center at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to complete their payment.

    But stay aware that is used in limited situations. For example, when you pay for your tickets in advance of travel and your departure station is closed at the time of departure and no other delivery option exists.

  • How to get ticket refund on Amtrak?

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  • Note that Amtrak have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on Amtrak page.

  • Where are located Los Angeles and San Diego train stations?

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  • For this trip to San Diego, you can get on board at Union Station, Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, 592 Gayley Ave, 611 Maple Ave, Downtown - Vignes Lot, USC - 3492 S Hope St, Shelter 'A' - 107 E First Street, Metrolink Station, 1658 N Orange Drive.

    Moreover, get off the train at Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St, Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave, San Ysidro Transit Center, 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village, Westfield UTC Mall, 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD), Balboa Park - Presidents Way, San Ysidro Bus Terminal.

    Most Amtrak stations in major cities, and many other stations across the country, are accessible to passengers with a disability.

    Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding the accessibility of the stations on your itinerary.

  • When is the first and last train departing from Los Angeles on 2022-06-29?

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  • The first train time to San Diego is at 00:10.

    The last departure time from Los Angeles is at 23:15.

  • How easy is to get by train to San Diego from Los Angeles?

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  • On average you find 85 daily Amtrak Los Angeles to San Diego schedules.

    Usually, there are 595 train departures every week on this route.

    Amtrak operates a large fleet to San Diego.

    It is an average of 85 departures per day and 2550 trips every month.

  • How to get cheap Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego?

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  • Amtrak offer a total of 85 train schedules to San Diego.

    Compare all available fares that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability.

    Take time and check customers 1643 Amtrak reviews for train services.

    Users reviews always best describe the real train trip experience.The company score relates to quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing ticket prices for this destination.

    Keep in mind that in all train departure times from Los Angeles have different ticket prices based on fare options.

    What is shown on the list is the cheapest fare type still available if Saver, Value, Flexible or Premium.

    On this trip, tickets are available starting on $12 and this is the lower trip price you can get on 2022-06-29.

    Book your train tickets 14 days in advance with Saver Fares for 20% discount.

    On searching for San Diego cheap tickets it may apply. In many routes across the country this is the best method to get trip discounts.

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  • TrainBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest train ticket. Explore all available tools and 1643 user reviews to best choose your transportation. TrainBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase train tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Amtrak website. Reserve your train seat to San Diego in advance and have a nice trip.
  • Can I get a bus from Los Angeles to San Diego instead of a train?

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  • Click here to check on the bus prices for this trip. Going by bus, sometimes, can be the cheapest way to travel between Los Angeles and San Diego.

  • Which is the best way for train booking?

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  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your eTicket online at Amtrak website. Alternatively, you can book at a Quik-Trak Kiosk or directly at the counter. Amtrak phone number: +1 215-856-7924 Find out more on search and buy cheap train tickets in North America.

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