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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA

Showing times and prices for Jul 23

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Amtrak
10:10AM14h54
San Francisco, CA
01:04AMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
$851One-way
1 transfer
2nd Cheapest
Amtrak
04:40PM12h45
San Francisco, CA
05:25AMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
$981One-way
2 transfers
Amtrak
09:00AM14h04
San Francisco, CA
11:04PMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
$1191One-way
3 transfers

Train schedule from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23
Amtrak
09:00AM14h04
San Francisco, CA
11:04PMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
3 transfers
Amtrak
10:10AM14h54
San Francisco, CA
01:04AMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
1 transfer
Amtrak
04:40PM12h45
San Francisco, CA
05:25AMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA

Showing times and prices for Jul 23

Fastest Journey

12 h 45 m

Average

13 h 54 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

738 km

It's difficult to get from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Amtrak
04:40PM12h45
San Francisco, CA
05:25AMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
$981One-way
2 transfers
2nd Fastest
Amtrak
09:00AM14h04
San Francisco, CA
11:04PMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
$1191One-way
3 transfers
Amtrak
10:10AM14h54
San Francisco, CA
01:04AMSanta Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
$851One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
durationAverage train duration12 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$96 (€83)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA cover the 457 miles (737 km) long route taking on average 12 h 45 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $96 (€83), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $85 (€73).

Train providers: Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA trains

You can travel by train to San Diego, CA from San Francisco, CA with Amtrak for as low as $73 (€63). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

Train information from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 12 h 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: $73

FAQs: Trains from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA

FAQs: Travel by train from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA can start from as little as $85 (€73) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA is $96 (€83); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA train time is 12 h 45 min   covering the 457 mile (737 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA leaves at 3: 39 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Take the San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 40 PM.
The cheapest month for a train from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA including taking a bus, train or flight.

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