Traveling to San Diego on Amtrak? Board a Pacific Surfliner train in Southern California, which connects San Diego with beach communities and cities such as Anaheim, Los Angeles, Burbank and Santa Barbara. Be sure to grab a seat ocean-side for stunning views of the Pacific on the stretch south of Irvine.

For easy trip planning, use Google Maps with your starting location and the Santa Fe Depot Transit Center as the destination (or choose another nearby stop such as Carlsbad or Solana Beach depending on your travel plans).

Things to Know

  • Trip time is about three hours from Los Angeles
  • You can bring bikes and surf boards on the train
  • If you are flying into an airport near the route, be sure to check train schedules first before booking your flight to avoid a long wait for the train