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There are 3 ways to get from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano by bus, train or car

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Amtrak Thruway  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA 5818

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Train  •  1 h 38 min

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

$26 - $55

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano 67.1 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, CA and arriving at San Juan Capistrano, CA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Mission San Juan Capistrano is 62 miles. The road distance is 67.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 1 h 22 min and costs .

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The Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego, CA station.

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San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 1 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $26 - $55 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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  • Distance: 62 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 36 min.

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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
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Juan Capistrano, CA station.

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San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from San Diego to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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