Pacific Surfliner Amtrak trains travel along the Southern Californian coast, and provide convenient service between between Los Angeles and San Diego. There are stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and stops at many beach and wine communities — you can even bring surfboards and bikes on the train to enjoy the great outdoors at your final destination.

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Things to Know

  • WiFi, business class and a cafe are available on all trains.
  • There are multiple trains on this route, so day trips are an option.
  • Exit at Anaheim to reach Disneyland.
  • Exit at Carlsbad to reach LEGOLAND California.
  • Exit at San Diego Old Town for easy access to the San Diego International Airport and SeaWorld.
  • All trains travel between Los Angeles and San Diego with a trip time of about three hours.

Popular Stops



  • San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
  • San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
  • Oceano Dunes Nature Preserve
  • Surf Beach
  • Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  • Stearns Wharf
  • California Avocado Festival
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds
  • Seaside Wilderness Park
  • Surfer’s Point
  • Camarillo Farmers Market
  • Bob Hope/Burbank Airport
  • Chinese American Museum
  • The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
  • Ahmanson Theatre
  • Grand Park
  • LA Opera
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Santa Ana River Trail
  • Honda Center
  • Angel Stadium
  • Los Rios Street Historic District
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Trabuco Creek Trail
  • San Clemente Pier
  • San Clemente Pedestrian Beach Trail
  • Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
  • Parque Del Mar
  • T Street Beach
  • Oceanside Pier
  • California Surf Museum
  • Muramid Mural Museum & Art Center
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • Oceanside Historical Society
  • North Ponto Beach
  • South Carlsbad State Beach
  • Fletcher Cove Beach Park
  • Tide Beach Park
  • Highway 101
  • Old Town San Diego
  • Wells Fargo Museum
  • Downtown San Diego
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Coronado Ferry
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Star of India
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Seaport Village
  • San Diego Convention Center
  • Balboa Theatre
  • San Diego Civic Theatre
  • The New Children’s Museum

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