Trains from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA

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SunMar 10
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MonMar 11
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Upcoming Train Schedules

One passenger / one way

4:26PM
3h46m
8:12PM
Los Angeles - Burbank Downtown Train Station
CheapestFastest
San Diego - Old Town San Diego
Cheapest
Fastest
4:05PM
4h20m
8:25PM
Los Angeles - Northridge Station
2nd Cheapest
San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
2nd Cheapest
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Train Los Angeles to San Diego: Trip Overview

Train Los Angeles to San Diego: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$39
Average train trip duration2h 54m
Number of daily trains30
Earliest train departure6:10 AM
Distance118 miles (189 km)
Latest train departure10:10 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change.
Reviews

Trip Reviews for Los Angeles - San Diego

3.3 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego

Ratings and Reviews (272)

Friendly and comfortable

Jorge R.

November 11, 2023
It was very comfortable to seat, air conditioner, internet and charger, got to SD on time.

Viktoriia M.

September 11, 2023
Bus never showed

Michael G.

May 23, 2023
Very polite and helpful

Christina K.

May 20, 2023
Great smooth quiet ride

Tanja B.

March 6, 2023
Train Companies

Train Companies

Amtrak Los Angeles San Diego recent customer reviews

Friendly and comfortable

Jorge R.November 11, 2023

It was very comfortable to seat, air conditioner, internet and charger, got to SD on time.

Viktoriia M.September 11, 2023

Bus never showed

Michael G.May 23, 2023
US train company: Brightline

Los Angeles to San Diego Trains

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains30
Earliest and Latest Train Departures6:10AM - 10:10PM
Minimum Price$37
Average Ticket Price$39
Minimum Trip Duration2h38m
Average Train Trip Duration2h54m
Distance118 miles (189 km)
Train Companies on This RouteAmtrak
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Los Angeles - San Diego

The average train ticket price from Los Angeles to San Diego is $39. The best way to find train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between Los Angeles and San Diego is around 2h 54m, although the fastest train will take about 2h 38m. This is the time it takes to travel the 112 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from Los Angeles to San Diego can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 30. Some trains are direct while others have layovers. Simplify your train trip from Los Angeles to San Diego by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from Los Angeles to San Diego, you can travel comfortably and safely with Amtrak.

Once in San Diego, you can exploring the city. The top sights and things to do are Boat Tours in San Diego, San Diego Zoo, Coronado, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, USS Midway Museum.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
03/02
$45
03/03
$45
Today
$55
03/05
$54
03/06
$54
03/07
$54
03/08
$54
03/09
$37
The cheapest trip from Los Angeles to San Diego was searched and found on Mar 9, 2024 with a price of $37

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $37 to $60 for a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $37 which is on 2024-03-09.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Taking the fastest trains allows you to travel at speeds greater than 300 km/h. Taking a trip from Los Angeles to San Diego is not only much quicker but more comfortable too! You can usually travel directly to the city centre and save time while you're at it.

Regional train? High-speed train? Whichever train to San Diego you take, you’ll help reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of your trip. As you watch the landscapes unfold before your eyes, you can tell yourself that with this choice, you are making sure they remain protected.

With up to 30x less CO2 emissions for your train journey between Los Angeles and San Diego, the train is an ecological alternative to flights or personal cars.

Make a music playlist for your train ride from Los Angeles to San Diego, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

One of the deepest train stations in the world is in Kiev. Located at a depth of 105 m, it was designed in this way to serve as a shelter in the event of an attack. The second deepest station is in China. Badaling station is located 60 m under the Great Wall of China!

The magnetic levitation train (Maglev for short) is currently the fastest train in the world. With a speed of 603 km/ h, it is closely followed by the French high-speed train (574.8 km / h) which remains in 2020, the fastest train to date

The longest train journey in the world is between Europe and Asia. This long journey starts from Porto in Portugal and crosses the whole European continent to reach Hanoi in Vietnam in 12 days while traveling more than 17,000 km.

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Train from San Diego to Los Angeles

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