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Overview: Train from San Diego to Anaheim, CA

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price$33 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from San Diego to Anaheim, CA cover the 89 miles (143 km) long route taking on average 1 h 58 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $33 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $33 (€28).

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

Amtrak trains will get you between San Diego and Anaheim, CA from $33 (€28). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 San Diego and Anaheim, CA.

Amtrak from San Diego to Anaheim, CA train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 15 min
  • Average Price: $33
  • Amtrak frequency: 8 a day

When you buy your Amtrak train tickets between San Diego and Anaheim, CA don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 San Diego to Anaheim

The daily trains along this route from San Diego to Anaheim are operated by national railroad company Amtrak, and are frequent and direct. Traveling along the western coast of the US from San Diego to Anaheim takes from 1 hour and 53 minutes to 2 hours and 11 minutes. Travel times are fairly consistent across departure stations and departure times, although it is slightly faster to travel in the morning or around noon. The travel distance between these west coast cities is 100 miles (160 kilometers). The Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to Anaheim is beloved by surfers and ocean-lovers alike as it provides wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean coastline. The train from San Diego to Anaheim is direct, and the departure schedule is consistent across the week. Departure times are designed to accommodate the needs of those traveling for both business and leisure.

Which train companies travel from San Diego to Anaheim?

Amtrak provides the bulk of the trains north to Anaheim. Amtrak is a US-based railroad company operating in 46 states. The trains along this route are the Pacific Surfliner trains, numbers 561, 777, 595, among others. The Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to Anaheim is a favorite of surfers and sea-lovers as its route follows the Pacific Ocean coastline. As well as stunning sea views for nearly the entire journey, Amtrak even has storage facilities on board for surfboards. Amtrak departure schedules are consistent throughout the week, accommodating business and leisure travelers to Anaheim.

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

Traveling from San Diego to Anaheim is fairly quick with Amtrak trains. Travel times between these cities vary only slightly depending on the departure station. The train from San Diego to Anaheim departing San Diego's Old Town Transportation Center takes between 1 hour and 53 minutes, and 2 hours and 4 minutes to travel the 100 miles between these coastal cities. Meanwhile, the train that departs San Diego's Santa Fe Depot station takes 2 hours to 2 hours and 11 minutes to make the journey. The fastest trains typically depart in the morning or around noon, and afternoon journeys are slightly slower.

How many trains are there from San Diego to Anaheim?

There are frequent and daily direct trains to Anaheim. The frequency of trains along this route does not vary much depending on the departure station. There are 10 to 14 daily trains from both San Diego stations: Old Town Transportation Center and Santa Fe Depot. The departure schedules of both San Diego stations are also very similar, and both begin after 4:00 a.m. Trains are evenly scheduled throughout the day, and the final departure is usually around 9:00 p.m.

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

Departure station: Trains from San Diego to Anaheim depart from one of two San Diego stations, either Old Town Transportation Center or Santa Fe Depot. There is no parking at these stations and it is recommended that passengers arrive at both stations 30 to 45 minutes prior to their train departures. The Old Town Transportation Center is four miles from San Diego city center. This station has ATM facilities, as well as vending machines. There are no restrooms at the station, however there is a waiting room. The station is not completely accessible for those in wheelchairs, but passengers with limited mobility can access the platforms via a wheelchair-accessible elevator. Santa Fe Depot is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) from San Diego city center. This station has ATMs, restrooms and a ticket sales office. There are vending machines and facilities for those with limited mobility including accessible platforms, wheelchair-accessible elevators, and accessible facilities such as waiting rooms and water fountains.

Arrival station: Trains from San Diego to Anaheim arrive at Regional Transportation Modal Center. This station is roughly 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from Anaheim's city center. Rideshare apps or driving are the best ways to reach central Anaheim from this station. Those making a return trip can also park at the station parking lot, and there are both same-day or overnight options available. The parking lot also features disabled parking spots. At the station passengers will find restrooms, ticket sales office and baggage storage options. There are accessibility facilities such as an accessible platform, restrooms, and wheelchair-accessible elevators. The waiting room is accessible and open from 5:00 a.m. to midnight every day of the week.

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets from San Diego to Anaheim, CA cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between San Diego and Anaheim, CA for the next 7 days starting from $33 (€28)  one way.

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

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the San Diego to Anaheim, CA train to cost on average $33 (€28)  one way.

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

You should expect to travel around 89 miles (143 km)  to Anaheim, CA from San Diego by train.

How long is the train to Anaheim, CA from San Diego?

While the time it takes to travel 89 miles (143 km) to Anaheim, CA from San Diego can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the San Diego to Anaheim, CA train journey time is on average 1 h 58 min.

Which train companies should I travel with from San Diego to Anaheim, CA?

For the route from San Diego to Anaheim, CA you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from San Diego to Anaheim, CA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services are there to Anaheim, CA from San Diego a day?

On average, there are 8 trains a day from San Diego to Anaheim, CA. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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

The first San Diego to Anaheim, CA train departs at 5: 10 AM   and the last train from San Diego to Anaheim, CA leaves at 10: 10 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from San Diego to Anaheim, CA on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

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

If you purchase a train ticket from San Diego to Anaheim, CA within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $33 (€28) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from San Diego to Anaheim, CA are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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