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Duration 2h 56m
Distance 121.2 miles
Average price $35
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between San Diego and Los Angeles takes 2h 56m and the fastest train takes 2h 46m. The train service runs several times per day from San Diego to Los Angeles. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. San Diego
  2. Los Angeles
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$30 - $45

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from San Diego to Los Angeles? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego and arriving at Los Angeles. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between San Diego and Los Angeles is 112 miles. The road distance is 121.2 miles.

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San Diego to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego station.

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San Diego to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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What companies run services between San Diego and Los Angeles?

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
Estimated price
$30 - $45

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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+1 215-856-7924
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70

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