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Journey Summary

San Diego to Anaheim, CA Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 2 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $33
Trains depart from:San Diego
Trains arrive in:Anaheim, CA
Distance:143 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

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
What is the price of the cheapest train from San Diego to Anaheim, CA?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Anaheim, CA from San Diego for the next 7 days starting from $33 (€26)  one way.
How much is the train to Anaheim, CA from San Diego on average?
The train price from San Diego to Anaheim, CA is on average $33 (€26)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance to Anaheim, CA from San Diego by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between San Diego and Anaheim, CA by train to be approximately 89 miles (143 km).
What time is the earliest train from San Diego to Anaheim, CA? What time is the last train from San Diego to Anaheim, CA?
The first San Diego to Anaheim, CA train departs at 1: 02 PM   and the last train from San Diego to Anaheim, CA leaves at 11: 05 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 buy train tickets to Anaheim, CA from San Diego for the best deals?
You can find trains to Anaheim, CA from San Diego 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 San Diego to Anaheim, CA train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.