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There are 2 ways to get from San Diego to Laguna Beach by train or car

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Train  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$61 - $81

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Laguna Beach 73.2 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Laguna Beach is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Laguna Beach is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 20m.

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The distance between San Diego and Laguna Beach is 68 miles. The road distance is 73.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Laguna Beach without a car is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 1h 50m to get from San Diego to Laguna Beach, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Laguna Beach is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from San Diego to Laguna Beach.

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There are 327+ hotels available in Laguna Beach. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 67.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Laguna Beach, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 33m.

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Amtrak

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55

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