Find train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego

LAX — SAN
Dec 2 — Dec 91
Round-trip
1 adult
Fri 12/2
Fri 12/9

Good to know

Cheapest day to travel

Sunday

Most expensive day to travel

Saturday

Average price (round-trip)

$72

Average price (one-way)

$36
Train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego are on average 3% less expensive on Sundays
Train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego are on average 2% more expensive on Saturdays
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Top tips for finding Los Angeles to San Diego train tickets

  • Plan your trip and avoid the crowds to get the best deal when traveling by train from Los Angeles to San Diego. You’ll find that Fridays and Sundays are generally the busiest travel days for the Pacific Surfliner route that connects the two cities. These peak travel days also tend to bring higher fares. If you have a flexible travel plan, consider riding mid-week when the trains are least crowded to get great train ticket deals.
  • Union Station is the popular departure train station for trains from Los Angeles to San Diego. The station includes restrooms, an Amtrak Metropolitan lounge area, and payphones. Most trains on this route arrive at Santa Fe Depot in San Diego, which has an enclosed waiting area, restrooms, and vending machines.
  • When packing for your train trip, make sure you know about luggage limits onboard. Most Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains from Los Angeles to San Diego do not offer checked baggage service, so you will have to carry your bags with you when boarding the train. You can take two personal items weighing 25 pounds or less and two carry-on bags up to 28x22x11 inches and 50 pounds.
  • Consider which class you’d like to travel in before selecting a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego: unreserved coach or business class. Unreserved coach lets you ride on any train journeying from your origin to your destination; hence, you have the flexibility to hop on a train other than the one you selected if your travel plans change. When it comes to business class reservations, you’ll have guaranteed seating on the train you select.
  • 25% of our users found round-trip train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego for $73 or less.
  • You will generally catch the best train deals if you travel in the afternoon.
  • The cheapest train from Los Angeles to San Diego was found 12 days before departure, on average.

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Book Amtrak tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego (round-trip)

2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
2/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
3/3Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
3/4Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
3/3Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
3/5Sun
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
1/6Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
1/6Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
1/6Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
1/7Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 50mOL7-AX9
$70
2/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
2/17Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
2/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
3/8Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
3/26Sun
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
2/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 50mOL7-AX9
$70
3/3Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
3/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/19Sun
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
2/19Sun
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
2/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
6/16Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
6/30Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 54mOL7-AX9
$70
1/9Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
1/12Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
1/9Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
1/13Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
3/3Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
3/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
2/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 47mOL7-AX9
$70
2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 54mAX9-UT4
2/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 56mUT4-AX9
$72
2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 54mAX9-UT4
2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 56mUT4-AX9
$72

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Book Amtrak tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego (one-way)

2/24Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/12Sun
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/6Mon
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/27Mon
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/24Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/4Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35
5/15Mon
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35
12/15Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
$35
3/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35
12/14Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
$35
2/6Mon
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35
2/12Sun
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
12/10Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mAX9-OL7
$35
3/8Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
2/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 43mAX9-OL7
$35
6/5Mon
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35
2/10Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35
1/31Tue
nonstopAmtrak
2h 40mAX9-OL7
$35

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