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Cheap train tickets from Anaheim, CA to San Diego

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Cheapest

$33

Average

$34

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 Anaheim, CA to San Diego will cost around $ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 33.

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07:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 09:50PMOld Town Station
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$331One-way
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07:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 09:50AMOld Town Station
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10:59PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 01:00AMOld Town Station
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11:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h04 01:53PMOld Town Station
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$331One-way
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12:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 02:50PMOld Town Station
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$331One-way

Train schedule from Anaheim, CA to San Diego

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06:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 08:50AMOld Town Station
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06:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 09:04AMSanta Fe Depot
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07:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 09:50AMOld Town Station
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07:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 10:04AMSanta Fe Depot
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10:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h18 01:07PMSanta Fe Depot
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10:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h04 12:53PMOld Town Station
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11:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h04 01:53PMOld Town Station
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11:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h18 02:07PMSanta Fe Depot
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12:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 02:50PMOld Town Station
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12:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 03:04PMSanta Fe Depot
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03:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 05:50PMOld Town Station
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03:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 06:04PMSanta Fe Depot
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05:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 08:04PMSanta Fe Depot
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05:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 07:50PMOld Town Station
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06:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 08:50PMOld Town Station
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06:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 09:04PMSanta Fe Depot
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07:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 09:50PMOld Town Station
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07:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 10:04PMSanta Fe Depot
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10:59PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 01:00AMOld Town Station
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10:59PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h15 01:14AMSanta Fe Depot
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May 29
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May 30
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May 31
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Fastest train times from Anaheim, CA to San Diego

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Fastest Journey

2 h 1 m

Average

2 h 8 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

143 km

Of the 20 trains that leave Anaheim, CA for San Diego every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 143 km distance in an average of 2 h 8 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 1 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 18 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 09:50PMOld Town Station
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$331One-way
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07:49AMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 09:50AMOld Town Station
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$331One-way
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10:59PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 01:00AMOld Town Station
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$331One-way
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12:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 02:50PMOld Town Station
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$331One-way
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05:49PMAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center2h01 07:50PMOld Town Station
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$331One-way

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Overview: Train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Anaheim, CA to San Diego cover the 89 miles (143 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 1 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $34 (€30), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€29).

Train companies: Amtrak from Anaheim, CA to San Diego trains

Travel to San Diego from Anaheim, CA from $33 (€29) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey between Anaheim, CA and San Diego.

Amtrak from Anaheim, CA to San Diego train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 7 min
  • Average Price: $33
  • Amtrak frequency: 8 a day

When purchasing your Amtrak train tickets to San Diego from Anaheim, CA, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Anaheim, CA to San Diego

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains to San Diego from Anaheim, CA?

Train tickets from Anaheim, CA to San Diego for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $33 (€29)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket between Anaheim, CA and San Diego?

The Anaheim, CA to San Diego train ticket price is on average $34 (€30)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.

How many miles is it from Anaheim, CA to San Diego by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Anaheim, CA to San Diego by train to be approximately 89 miles (143 km).

How many hours is the train time to San Diego from Anaheim, CA?

On average the Anaheim, CA to San Diego train time is 2 h 1 min  covering the 89 miles (143 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train providers can get me from Anaheim, CA to San Diego?

If you're looking for trains from Anaheim, CA to San Diego, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to San Diego. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Anaheim, CA to San Diego route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego?

Yes, there are 8 direct trains from Anaheim, CA to San Diego per day with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many train services per day are there between Anaheim, CA and San Diego?

The average number of trains departing Anaheim, CA for San Diego is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Anaheim, CA to San Diego train departs at 5: 59 AM   and the last train from Anaheim, CA to San Diego leaves at 11: 49 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Anaheim, CA to San Diego on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Anaheim, CA to San Diego to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Anaheim, CA to San Diego is on average $34 (€30) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to San Diego from Anaheim, CA available a few months in advance.