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Journey Summary

Anaheim, CA to San Diego Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 2 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $34
Trains depart from:Anaheim, CA
Trains arrive in:San Diego
Distance:143 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Anaheim to San Diego

San Diego is the second largest city in California, an old frontier town with a strong Latin American feel. San Diego has some of Southern California's finest surf beaches as well as a traditional boardwalk and family attractions such as the zoo, marine life center, and the famous roller coaster, the Giant Dipper. San Diego is a popular choice for a family break or as the starting point for travelers planning a trip over the Mexican border to Tijuana. Vacationers, tamale enthusiasts, surfers and business travelers from further north can take a direct train from Anaheim to San Diego seven days a week on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route which serves the towns on the southern Californian coast. Trains from Anaheim are frequent, operating from early in the morning to late at night, with journey times around 2 hours and 15 minutes. Trains from Anaheim arrive at San Diego station, in the Old Town quarter, and downtown at the historic Santa Fe Depot.

Which train companies travel from Anaheim to San Diego?

Amtrak, the foremost long distance railroad company in the USA, operates all the trains from Anaheim to San Diego on its Pacific Surfliner Line, the route that runs from San Luis Obispo in northern California south to the end of the line by the Mexican border in San Diego. Passengers on Pacific Surfliner trains can opt for Coach or Business Class seating, with a cafe service on board offering sandwiches, snacks and beverages. Business Class travelers are provided with complimentary snacks, beverages and a newspaper. The train from Anaheim to San Diego also provides power sockets for charging personal devices, free WiFi and storage space for bicycles. On some Amtrak services, passengers can check two large items of luggage in addition to carry-on items.

How long is the train ride from Anaheim to San Diego?

The fastest train from Anaheim to San Diego Santa Fe Depot is the mid-evening departure taking 2 hours and nine minutes to complete the 120 mile (193 kilometer) trip to the border city. Other direct trains take between two and 11 minutes longer to reach San Diego. Trains from Anaheim arrive at the San Diego Old Town Transportation Center north of the city center around ten to 15 minutes earlier than at the downtown Santa Fe Depot. With very frequent direct connections from Anaheim, indirect journeys are not a consideration on this route south to San Diego.

How many trains are there from Anaheim to San Diego?

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner weekday schedule features 13 daily direct trains from Anaheim to San Diego, with all trains stopping at both the Old Town Transportation Center and the Santa Fe Depot. Departures begin from the early morning, with five morning trains, five afternoon departures, two evening connections and a final late night train from Anaheim to San Diego arriving at Santa Fe Depot just after 1.00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday schedules to San Diego have the same number of direct trains, but departure times from Anaheim are slightly different.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Anaheim to San Diego?

Departure station: The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, known locally as ARTIC, is the modern steel and glass hub for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains, located in the Platinum Triangle near the Anaheim Resort. Public transit options include Metrolink commuter trains, ART shuttle transfers from Disneyland, long distance buses, and Orange County bus services arriving at the station stands. Facilities at ARTIC include short-term and overnight parking lots, baggage storage services and accessible restrooms, with dining options that include a pretzel bar, frozen yogurt stand and coffee shop.

Arrival station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot is a stylish Spanish Colonial Revival building and national historic site dating from 1915 that marks the final stop on the Pacific Surfliner line from northern California. The station is located downtown close to the bay, with local public transit connections including the San Diego Trolley, Coaster suburban rail services and San Diego Metropolitan Transit city bus routes. San Diego Old Town Transportation Center is located further away from the center, on the northeast side of the Midway District, with public transit connections to downtown provided by San Diego Trolley services on the Green Line and Coaster commuter trains. Passenger facilities at Santa Fe Depot include accessible restrooms, baggage storage services, ATMs, taxi stands and vending machines. The neighborhood immediately around Santa Fe Depot has numerous restaurants, coffee shops, bars, fast food outlets, newsstands and convenience stores.

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Trains from Anaheim, CA to San Diego
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Anaheim, CA to San Diego trains for as little as $33 (€26)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to San Diego from Anaheim, CA?
The train price to San Diego from Anaheim, CA is on average $33 (€26)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Anaheim, CA to San Diego by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Anaheim, CA and San Diego by train to be approximately 89 miles (143 km).
How long is the train between Anaheim, CA and San Diego?
On average the Anaheim, CA to San Diego train time is 2 h 2 min  covering the 89 miles (143 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When is the earliest train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego? When is the last train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego?
You can take the first train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego at 6: 01 AM. The last train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego that you can take departs at 10: 37 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I buy Anaheim, CA to San Diego train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains to San Diego from Anaheim, CA to cost on average $33 (€26) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Anaheim, CA to San Diego train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.