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San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA by train

The journey from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA by train is 88.99 mi and takes 2 hr 7 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:01 AM and the last at 9:10 PM. It is possible to travel from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA by train for as little as $34.22 or as much as $42.23. The best price for this journey is $34.22.

Lowest Price$34.22
Journey Duration2 hr 7 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$34.22
Highest Price$42.23
First Departure4:01 AM
Last Departure9:10 PM
Distance88.99 mi
DepartureSan Diego, CA
ArrivalAnaheim, CA
CarriersAmtrak

San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Take the train from San Diego, CA, to San Diego, CA

The train ride from San Diego, CA, to Anaheim, CA, lasts on average 2 hr 7 min. Around 3 trains depart a day from San Diego to Anaheim. The average price is $36.16, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $34.22.

Amtrak, the primary passenger rail service in the US, operates this route. All trains travel on the Pacific Surfliner Route, providing direct connections. Occasionally, due to unforeseen circumstances, a portion of your journey might be replaced by a bus or a shuttle service from Amtrak Thruway.

The Pacific Surfliner train line services between San Luis Obispo and San Diego, passing through Anaheim. With an average speed of 41.2 miles per hour (66 km/h), it can reach up to 90 miles per hour (145 km/h).

While on this journey, be prepared to marvel at the beautiful Southern California landscape. The train ride offers coastal views and passes some of the country's top surfing spots. Onboard facilities include bike and surfboard racks, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a Market Cafe with snacks, drinks, and fresh food. Cats and dogs weighing up to 20 pounds are also welcomed onboard.

You can start your journey from San Diego's two main stations - Old Town Station and Santa Fe Depot. Old Town Station is close to Old Town San Diego, a state historic park and one of the earliest settlements in the US, as well as the site of the Old Spanish fort, Presidio Palace. Santa Fe Depot is the city's primary train terminal located downtown and serves various public transit services.

Arriving in Anaheim, the train station, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), is a striking structure that provides access to local buses, taxis, and ride-sharing services. And you will be happy to know that the station is close to the city's top attractions, like Disneyland Park and Angel Stadium.

 Anaheim is home to the Disneyland Resort, which houses two parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Besides the magical world of Disney, you can enjoy a game at Angel Stadium or the Honda Center, home to the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. For a cultural experience in the Anaheim Packing District, check out some cool dining places within a historic citrus packing house. 

If you plan to travel by train from San Diego to Anaheim, we're here to help. We compare thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to help you find the best price. Consult our helpful price calendar below to compare and find the most affordable prices across various modes of transport between San Diego and Anaheim.

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Cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $33.24 to $35.92 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 7% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA

The cheapest San Diego, CA - Anaheim, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $24.63 if you’re lucky, or $32.17 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $40.54.

Find the best day to travel to Anaheim, CA by train

When travelling to Anaheim, CA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA
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San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
10.02kg
Bus
10.74kg
Flight
28.64kg
Car
22.91kg
What are the CO2 emissions from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA are 10.02kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA? By taking the train between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA you will save 18.62kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.72kg compared to a bus and 12.89kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA?
A train ticket from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA is $36.16. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $34.22.
What's the cheapest train ticket from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA is $34.22. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA by train?
San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA is 88.99 mi.
How long does the train between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA take?
San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA is on average 2 hr 7 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 58 min.
How many train connections per day go from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA?
San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA leave?
The earliest train from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA departs at 4:01 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA depart?
The latest train from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA departs at 9:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $34.22 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA?
There are on average 3 direct connection(s) from San Diego, CA to go to Anaheim, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA is 1 hr 58 min.
Is there a direct train from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between San Diego, CA and Anaheim, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA by train?
The train journey from San Diego, CA to Anaheim, CA creates 10.02kg of CO2 emissions.

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