Trains from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA

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Train San Diego to Los Angeles: Trip Overview

Train San Diego to Los Angeles: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$39
Average train trip duration2h 56m
Number of daily trains33
Earliest train departure4:01 AM
Distance111 miles (179 km)
Latest train departure9:10 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change.
Reviews

Trip Reviews for San Diego - Los Angeles

3.5 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (202)

Excelent. ON time, clean train, excelent customer service

Clara A.

August 27, 2023
Was very good, comfortable and on time

Amanda S.

July 30, 2023
The train was not on schedule, we to continue our journey by bus from oceanside ang I got to LA 35 minutes late

Sasan N.

May 8, 2023
Service onboard was excellent

Chaka D.

April 22, 2023
Was confused but Amtrak made it safe and secure for me to make sure I was going to the right place! Minimal tardy but not a problem at all

Ruth V.

March 18, 2022
Train Companies

Train Companies

According to customer reviews, there were some delays with the train schedule. However, Amtrak provided a safe and secure experience for passengers who needed to switch to a bus. Despite the minimal tardiness, it did not pose any significant issues during their journey from Oceanside to LA.

Amtrak San Diego Los Angeles recent customer reviews

Excelent. ON time, clean train, excelent customer service

Clara A.August 27, 2023

The train was not on schedule, we to continue our journey by bus from oceanside ang I got to LA 35 minutes late

Sasan N.May 8, 2023

Was confused but Amtrak made it safe and secure for me to make sure I was going to the right place! Minimal tardy but not a problem at all

Ruth V.March 18, 2022
US train company: Brightline

San Diego to Los Angeles Trains

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains33
Earliest and Latest Train Departures4:01AM - 9:10PM
Minimum Price$37
Average Ticket Price$39
Minimum Trip Duration2h42m
Average Train Trip Duration2h56m
Distance111 miles (179 km)
Train Companies on This RouteAmtrak
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip San Diego - Los Angeles

The average train ticket price from San Diego to Los Angeles is $39. The best way to find train tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles 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 San Diego and Los Angeles is around 2h 56m, although the fastest train will take about 2h 42m. This is the time it takes to travel the 112 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from San Diego to Los Angeles can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 33. Some trains are direct while others have layovers. Simplify your train trip from San Diego to Los Angeles by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

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

Once in Los Angeles, you can exploring the city. The top sights and things to do are Downtown Art Walk, Disneyland, Getty Center, Venice Beach, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

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
02/19
$45
02/20
$42
Today
$42
02/22
$42
02/23
$42
02/24
$42
02/25
$42
02/26
$42
The cheapest trip from San Diego to Los Angeles was searched and found on Feb 20, 2024 with a price of $42

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

You can expect to pay from $42 to $53 for a train ticket from San Diego to Los Angeles based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $42 which is on 2024-02-22.

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 San Diego to Los Angeles 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.

No matter if you plan to take a regional or high-speed train to Los Angeles, the planet will thank you. You’ll help to protect the beautiful landscapes that will unfold before your very eyes.

The train emits up to 30x less CO2 for a trip between San Diego and Los Angeles compared to the same trip made by plane or car. A truly ecological mode of transport that will allow you to easily reduce your carbon footprint.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized train travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Did you know?

New York holds the record for the most platforms and track numbers in a single station. Grand Central Station in Manhattan is one of the largest rail terminals in the world with more than 44 platforms and 67 tracks to accommodate passengers.

You can find dogs as passengers on the trains of Moscow, where there is a large number of stray dogs. Over time, the dogs have learned the inner workings of the rail system and it is not uncommon to find one traveling between the city and the suburbs.

Japanese trains are always on time, it is extremely infrequent to see breakdowns during peak periods. In the event of a delay of more than 5 minutes, the crew will personally apologize to each passenger.

Will you be returning to San Diego by train?

Train from Los Angeles to San Diego

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