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Jun 17 — Jun 241
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2h 03m
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1h 49m
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San Diego train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains to San Diego

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$70

ONE-WAY FROM

$29

POPULAR STATION

San Diego Old Town

POPULAR TRAIN COMPANY

Amtrak
The cheapest round-trip train ticket to San Diego is from Los Angeles, starting at $70. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
The cheapest one-way train ticket to San Diego is from Santa Ana, starting at $29. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
San Diego Old Town is one of the most popular stations in San Diego
Amtrak services this train route

San Diego Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in San Diego
San Diego (Sorrento Valley)San Diego, 32.902683, -117.22489
San Diego UCSD Health La Jolla StationSan Diego, 32.881756, -117.223694
San Diego Santa Fe DepotSan Diego, 32.716167, -117.16958
San Diego Old TownSan Diego, 32.755264, -117.20007

Book round-trip train tickets to San Diego

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets to San Diego that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Jul 3
8:10 pmLos Angeles Union
2h 38m
10:48 pmSan Diego Old Town
Jul 7
10:10 amSan Diego Old Town
2h 47m
12:57 pmLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jun 30
8:10 pmLos Angeles Union
2h 38m
10:48 pmSan Diego Old Town
Jul 1
7:10 pmSan Diego Old Town
2h 47m
9:57 pmLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jul 3
10:10 amLos Angeles Union
2h 43m
12:53 pmSan Diego Old Town
Jul 7
12:10 pmSan Diego Old Town
2h 47m
2:57 pmLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jun 24
10:10 pmLos Angeles Union
2h 40m
12:50 amSan Diego Old Town
Jun 30
10:10 amSan Diego Old Town
2h 47m
12:57 pmLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jun 18
10:10 amLos Angeles Union
2h 43m
12:53 pmSan Diego Old Town
Jun 22
8:10 amSan Diego Old Town
2h 42m
10:52 amLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jul 11
6:10 pmLos Angeles Union
2h 40m
8:50 pmSan Diego Old Town
Jul 13
9:10 pmSan Diego Old Town
2h 47m
11:57 pmLos Angeles Union

Book one-way train tickets to San Diego

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets to San Diego found on momondo in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find available train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Jul 25
1:01 pmSanta Ana
2h 03m
3:04 pmSan Diego Santa Fe Depot
Amtrak
Jul 25
1:01 pmSanta Ana
1h 49m
2:50 pmSan Diego Old Town
Amtrak
Jun 17
6:01 pmSanta Ana
1h 49m
7:50 pmSan Diego Old Town
Amtrak
Jun 17
7:01 pmSanta Ana
2h 03m
9:04 pmSan Diego Santa Fe Depot
Amtrak
Jul 25
3:49 pmAnaheim
2h 01m
5:50 pmSan Diego Old Town
Amtrak
Jun 17
11:49 amAnaheim
2h 04m
1:53 pmSan Diego Old Town

FAQs for booking trains to San Diego

How do I get to the San Diego city center from the San Diego train station?

There are several Amtrak stations in San Diego: the Santa Fe Depot and the Old Town Transportation Center. To get to the city center from the Santa Fe Depot, you just need to step outside. The Santa Fe Depot is located a few minutes by car from the downtown area of San Diego. You can either choose to rent a car or call a taxi or ridesharing service. If you would like to walk, it is just a short journey. The Old Town Transportation Center is a little further away. To get to downtown San Diego from here, you can take bus line 19 or bus line 30. These routes won't take long at all. Or, you can choose to call a cab, which will take just a short drive to downtown San Diego.

Can you leave luggage at the train stations in San Diego?

You can store your luggage at the Santa Fe Depot train station in San Diego, but there is no luggage storage service at the San Diego Old Town Transportation Center. Depending on how long you need to store your baggage, you can expect to pay affordable rates at the Santa Fe Depot. Bag storage service can also be purchased ahead of time if you are buying your San Diego train tickets in advance. You can store both your checked bags and your carry-on luggage if you so wish. If you are taking a train to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center and want to store your bags, it is best to look up a separate luggage storage service nearby as none is provided at the station itself.

What services are available at the popular train stations in San Diego?

There are many services and amenities available at the Santa Fe Depot in San Diego. Passengers on San Diego trains arriving to and departing from this station can enjoy public restrooms, vending machines, a San Diego train ticket office, ATMs, and baggage assistance. The facilities are also equipped for passengers with limited mobility. The Old Town Transportation Center has ATMs and accessible facilities. However, there are no restrooms or baggage storage facilities located here.

What are the best things to do near the San Diego train stations?

If you are looking for San Diego train tickets, you will most likely want to book them to the Santa Fe Depot station, as it’s closer to many of the city’s downtown attractions as well as its beaches. There is plenty to do in this area, such as a visit to Balboa Park and the many attractions it houses, the Old Globe Theatre, the Botanical Gardens, the San Diego Zoo, and more. You’ll also want to visit the USS Midway Museum right in the harbor. If you are looking for some downtime, head to one of the many beaches nearby. Or, wander around the Gaslamp Quarter and visit Petco Park, one of the best MLB stadiums in the country. Train lines to the San Diego Old Town Transportation Center also have their perks. You will arrive at the historic Old Town portion of the city so you can explore the preserved settlement. This is the place where Spanish explorers first stepped foot into present-day California. There are plenty of museums located within the area. If you are looking for a beach closer to this area, visit Mission Beach and neighboring Ocean Beach. Finally, Old Town is close to Point Loma, home to many attractions such as the Sunset Cliffs and Liberty Station.

Can I buy food while I'm waiting at the San Diego train station?

Unfortunately, there are no cafes or restaurants located directly within either of the train stations in San Diego. If you are taking a train to San Diego and you're hungry after your journey, there will be restaurants or cafes nearby that you can purchase food and drinks from. However, if you're just in need of a quick snack or drink, train passengers can purchase something small from the vending machines located within the train station before or after their train ride.

How much is a train ticket to San Diego?

If you’re leaving from Los Angeles, the lowest ticket price is usually about $70, and from Bakersfield it’s about $250.

What is the main train station in San Diego?

San Diego Old Town is a popular station to arrive at. You’ll find many options from here to get to your destination. Los Angeles and Bakersfield are two of the major cities accessible by train from San Diego Old Town.

What train companies go to San Diego?

Amtrak is a common choice made by travelers seeking to travel by train to San Diego. More rail options may be available, depending on where you’re coming from.

How far in advance should I book a train to San Diego?

This week, the average one-way price to San Diego is $29. The price of a train ticket to San Diego remains generally consistent for the next 3 months. We recommend booking when you can, as seats may be limited.

How far is the center of San Diego from San Diego Old Town, San Diego Santa Fe Depot and San Diego (Sorrento Valley) stations?

San Diego Old Town station is 1.6 mi from San Diego, San Diego Santa Fe Depot station is 2.0 mi from San Diego, and San Diego (Sorrento Valley) station is 11.9 mi from San Diego.

How far is San Diego Old Town from San Diego Zoo, Coronado Bridge and Hotel Circle?

San Diego Zoo, San Diego’s most popular landmark, is 3.2 mi from San Diego Old Town. Coronado Bridge, the city’s second most popular place to visit, is 5.3 mi from San Diego Old Town. The third most popular attraction in San Diego is Hotel Circle, which is 1.7 mi from San Diego Old Town.


Popular train routes to San Diego

Most frequently searched train routes to San Diego, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to San Diego from Los Angeles
Fastest travel time2h 37m
Cheapest price$70

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