The cheapest trains from Fullerton, CA to San Diego

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

$34

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

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08:01PMFullerton Station3h00 11:01PMSanta Fe Depot
2 changes
$341One-way
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01:04PMFullerton Station3h08 04:12PMSanta Fe Depot
2 changes
$341One-way
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10:26AMFullerton Station2h53 01:19PMSanta Fe Depot
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$341One-way
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05:47PMFullerton Station2h57 08:44PMSanta Fe Depot
2 changes
$341One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:01PMFullerton Station2h50 10:51PMOld Town Station
2 changes
$351One-way

Timetable Fullerton, CA to San Diego

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10:26AMFullerton Station2h53 01:19PMSanta Fe Depot
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10:26AMFullerton Station2h40 01:06PMOld Town Station
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01:04PMFullerton Station3h08 04:12PMSanta Fe Depot
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01:04PMFullerton Station2h55 03:59PMOld Town Station
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05:47PMFullerton Station2h42 08:29PMOld Town Station
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05:47PMFullerton Station2h57 08:44PMSanta Fe Depot
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08:01PMFullerton Station2h50 10:51PMOld Town Station
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08:01PMFullerton Station3h00 11:01PMSanta Fe Depot
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The fastest trains from Fullerton, CA to San Diego

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

2 h 53 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

147 km

It's difficult to get from Fullerton, CA to San Diego without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
10:26AMFullerton Station2h40 01:06PMOld Town Station
2 changes
$351One-way
2nd Fastest
05:47PMFullerton Station2h42 08:29PMOld Town Station
2 changes
$351One-way
08:01PMFullerton Station2h50 10:51PMOld Town Station
2 changes
$351One-way
10:26AMFullerton Station2h53 01:19PMSanta Fe Depot
2 changes
$341One-way
01:04PMFullerton Station2h55 03:59PMOld Town Station
2 changes
$351One-way

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Train Information to San Diego from Fullerton, CA

distanceDistance91 miles (146 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Fullerton, CA to San Diego cover the 91 miles (146 km) long route taking on average 2 h 16 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $34 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $34 (€28).

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Travel with Amtrak from Fullerton, CA to San Diego

You can travel by train from Fullerton, CA to San Diego with Amtrak for as low as $34 (€28). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from Fullerton, CA to San Diego.

Omio helps you find the perfect Fullerton, CA - San Diego train with Amtrak. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Fullerton, CA to San Diego, Omio shows you Amtrak’s current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Fullerton, CA to San Diego journey. You can expect to travel around 91 miles (146 km) from Fullerton, CA to San Diego on a train with Amtrak. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Amtrak tickets between Fullerton, CA and San Diego starting as low as $34 (€28) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Amtrak!

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Fullerton, CA and San Diego:

  • 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 Fullerton to San Diego

Travelers from Fullerton to San Diego have a lot to look up to as they gear up for their journey. If not for its diverse business scene, San Diego is known for its beaches as it lies on the Pacific Coast. San Diego is also home to numerous art galleries, artist studios, gardens, and museums. Fullerton, on the other hand, is home to numerous educational institutions making it a busy student center. There are at least 26 train departures from Fullerton to San Diego covering the approximately 91-mile journey every day. This frequency gives travelers several options from which to choose from. Travelers with flexible schedules, who value some comfort, peace, and quiet during their trips should consider a mid-week trip on the train from Fullerton to San Diego. This is because the train from Fullerton to San Diego is least crowded at this time. Weekends are the busiest days for service providers, as people tend to travel more from Friday through Sunday.

Which train companies travel from Fullerton to San Diego?

The main carrier for the trip by train from Fullerton to San Diego is Amtrak. The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train from Fullerton to San Diego has the most daily schedules for this trip. This operator also offers the fastest train along the route and has more direct connections than any other operator, making the carrier a great option for time-conscious travelers. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 21 daily schedules. 13 of these are direct connections for the train from Fullerton to San Diego, thus travelers have the convenience of using the same train for this trip. The first Amtrak Pacific Surfliner leaves the departure station at 5:35 a.m. while the last train leaves at 10:51 p.m.

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

The distance from Fullerton to San Diego, station to station is 91.19 miles (146 kilometers). The train from Fullerton to San Diego takes an average of 2 hours and 32 minutes to cover the distance between the two cities. However, the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner makes this trip in just under 2 hours. Travelers making this trip enjoy comfortable seats with enough room to stretch out thanks to the reclining seats. The power outlets with USB ports found on the train enable commuters to charge devices. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains also have WiFi onboard. Travelers are advised to have their favorite entertainment downloaded before boarding to avoid interruptions during the journey, however, simple browsing should be possible with the network strength offered.

How many trains are there from Fullerton to San Diego?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train service runs 21 daily trips by train from Fullerton to San Diego with over half of plying the route without stopping. The total number of weekly trips made by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from Fullerton to San Diego is around 142. This makes the service a sure way to travel for anyone, regardless of their travel schedule. The loyalty reward system by Amtrak favors regular travelers as points are redeemable for tickets to any destination. Amtrak also gives all veterans a 10% discount on their ticket prices to any destination, thus making the service provider an ideal choice for frequent travelers.

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

Departure station: The departure station for trains from Fullerton to San Diego is located at 120 East Santa Fe Avenue in Fullerton, CA. The train station offers free same-day and overnight parking for travelers who wish to leave their vehicles during their trip. The parking also includes spaces for the handicapped. The train station has a furnished waiting lounge for travelers. ATM machines, vending machines, payphones, and Quik-Trak kiosks are among the stations' amenities. The facilities offered at the station are all accessible by wheelchair. The station is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. and it has a car rental service.

Arrival station: The arrival station for travelers on the train from Fullerton to San Diego is located at the Santa Fe Depot, 1050 Kettner Blvd in San Diego, CA. This station is a city landmark in San Diego due to its iconic towers that soar high above and domes finished in tile. The amenities found here exclude payphones and elevators. Unaccompanied child travel is allowed and the ticket sales office is accessible by wheelchair. The station staff provide baggage assistance to travelers, thus making their maneuvers in the station easier. This also makes boarding easier for travelers. The San Diego station had no parking thus, although there is a nearby parking service managed by the city where secure parking is available at a fee but there is a time limitation due to the demand.

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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to San Diego from Fullerton, CA cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Fullerton, CA to San Diego trains for as little as $34 (€28)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Fullerton, CA and San Diego?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Fullerton, CA to San Diego train to cost on average $34 (€28)  one way.
How many miles is it from Fullerton, CA to San Diego by train?
The train distance from Fullerton, CA to San Diego is around 91 miles (146 km).
How long is the train to San Diego from Fullerton, CA?
The train time from Fullerton, CA to San Diego is on average 2 h 16 min  for the 91 miles (146 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Fullerton, CA and San Diego by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train companies go from Fullerton, CA to San Diego?
For the best Fullerton, CA to San Diego train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Fullerton, CA to San Diego to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to San Diego from Fullerton, CA a day?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Fullerton, CA to San Diego. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Fullerton, CA to San Diego? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Fullerton, CA at 2: 23 PM. The last train leaves from Fullerton, CA at 2: 23 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Fullerton, CA to San Diego and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Fullerton, CA to San Diego to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Fullerton, CA to San Diego within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $34 (€28) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to San Diego from Fullerton, CA are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.