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Travel guide Sacramento–San Diego


What train companies operate the route from Sacramento to San Diego?

The simplest and fastest route is operated by Amtrak (jointly by the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner services). Other routes are also available which are more complex and utilize the Amtrak San Joaquins and Thruway Connecting Services.

What is the schedule for the train route from Sacramento to San Diego?

Trains depart at 6:35 AM. Other routes are available later in the day that operate via the San Joaquins and Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service, although these routes are more complex and are not recommended.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Sacramento to San Diego?

Trains depart from Sacramento Station, and trains arrive in San Diego Station.

What distance is the train route from Sacramento to San Diego?

The overall distance covered by rail is around 600 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Sacramento to San Diego by train?

The predicted travel time is 18 hours 31 minutes.

What are the stops on the train route from Sacramento to San Diego?

Along the way, passengers will transfer at Burbank Station. The complete list of stops passed along the journey is: Davis Station, Martinez Station, Emeryville Station, Jack London Square, San Jose Diridon Station, Salinas Station, Paso Robles Station, San Luis Obispo Station, Santa Barbara, Oxnard Station, Simi Valley Station, Van Nuys Station, Burbank Station (transfer to Pacific Surfliner), Glendale Station, Union Station, Fullerton Station, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Santa Ana Station, Irvine Station, San Juan Capistrano Station, Oceanside Transit Center, Carlsbad Village Station, Carlsbad Poinsettia Station, Encinitas, Solana Beach Station, Sorrento Valley, and Old Town Transit Center.

Why should you travel by train from Sacramento to San Diego?

The train ride from Sacramento to San Diego passes a lot of beautiful California scenery, and the train skips the parking- and traffic-related stress encountered when traveling by automobile.

What is there to see and do in San Diego?

San Diego boasts year-round warm, comfortable weather. For those wishing to hit the beach, nearby beaches include South Mission Beach, Mission Beach Park, and Silver Strand State Beach. Other popular attractions include the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the USS Midway Museum. Seaport Village is an excellent place for those wishing to simply walk around and browse through shops.