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Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train

The journey from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train is 2,272.23 mi and takes 76 hr 1 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 11:00 AM and the last at 4:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train for as little as $196.13 or as much as $440.09. The best price for this journey is $196.13.

Lowest Price$196.13
Journey Duration76 hr 1 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$196.13
Highest Price$440.09
First Departure11:00 AM
Last Departure4:05 PM
Distance2,272.23 mi
DepartureWashington, DC
ArrivalSan Diego, CA
CarriersAmtrak

Washington, DC to San Diego, CA Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train?

The cheapest train tickets from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA cost $196.13. On average, you can expect to spend around $251.82 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $251.82 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA.

How long will it take me to travel from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train?

Traveling from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train will usually take 76 hr 1 min. This journey covers a distance of 2,272.23 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 76 hr 1 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA is around 2,272.23 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 76 hr 1 min. However, the fastest routes between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA take 70 hr 32 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the first and last departures from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA, which usually leaves at 11:00 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 4:05 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA leaves at 11:00 AM, while the last journey sets out at 4:05 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Washington, DC to San Diego, CA route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA. You can start your journey in Washington, DC at stations such as Baltimore–Washington International Airport, BWI,Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, DCA,Springfield - Franconia,Washington DC Union Station. These connect to stations including San Diego CA - Santa Fe Depot (SAN),San Diego, CA - Old Town,San Diego (Downtown - Seaport),San Diego (Balboa Park) in San Diego, CA. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA.

How many journeys from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA are there every day?

On average, there are 4 daily departures from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Washington, DC which travel directly to San Diego, CA. There are 4 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Washington, DC to San Diego, 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 Washington, DC to San Diego, 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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA

The cheapest Washington, DC - San Diego, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $175.73 if you’re lucky, or $247.46 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $448.49.

Find the best day to travel to San Diego, CA by train

When travelling to San Diego, 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!

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Washington, DC to San Diego, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
255.98kg
Bus
274.26kg
Flight
731.36kg
Car
585.09kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA are 255.98kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA? By taking the train between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA you will save 475.38kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 18.28kg compared to a bus and 329.11kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA?
A train ticket from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA is $251.82. 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 $196.13.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA is $196.13. 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 Washington, DC and San Diego, CA by train?
Washington, DC to San Diego, CA is 2,272.23 mi.
How long does the train between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA take?
Washington, DC to San Diego, CA is on average 76 hr 1 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 70 hr 32 min.
How many train connections per day go from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA?
Washington, DC to San Diego, CA has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA leave?
The earliest train from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA departs at 11:00 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 Washington, DC to San Diego, CA depart?
The latest train from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA departs at 4:05 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 Washington, DC to San Diego, 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 $196.13 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA is 70 hr 32 min.
Is there a direct train from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Washington, DC and San Diego, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to San Diego, CA by train?
The train journey from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA creates 255.98kg of CO2 emissions.

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