Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

San Luis Obispo-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles-San Diego

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Journey Time: 5 hours 45 minutes

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Departures: Multiple Departures Daily

The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, with portions of the route hugging the Southern California coastline.

Modified Service and Other Adjustments

Pacific Surfliner trains are now following a temporarily reduced schedule. As we come across new updates/details of service restoration plans and other adjustments, such as modified hours at some staffed stations and enhanced safety measures.

Starting at the southern end of the route, you'll find an almost endless list of world-class attractions in the sun-splashed city of San Diego. Heading north, the route takes you directly through Anaheim and your worry-free trip to the Disneyland® Resort.

Los Angeles is another popular destination, with a vibrant downtown, world-class dining, and access to major event venues and cultural attractions. Next up is the American Riviera, Santa Barbara, boasting a Mediterranean-like climate, spectacular beaches, culinary delights and nearby wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The route's northernmost destination is the laid-back town of San Luis Obispo, featuring award-winning wineries, outdoor adventures, and farm-to-table culinary offerings.

Frequent Trains with Easy Connections

The Pacific Surfliner route offers 13 daily round-trip services between San Diego and Los Angeles, and five between Santa Barbara and San Diego. Many stations are within walking distance to top attractions. Plus, a number of transit providers offer free bus connections to Pacific Surfliner passengers, so you can visit even more destinations.

Business Class on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Enjoy unique amenities when you upgrade such as seating in a dedicated car with service attendant, additional leg room, complimentary snacks and drinks, priority boarding in San Diego and a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

Immerse yourself in the total Southern California experience aboard the Pacific Surfliner. From rugged coastlines to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the historic charm of San Diego, the Pacific Surfliner invites you to bring your bike, your board, your clubs and your appetite to some of the hottest spots and coolest destinations SoCal has to offer.

''The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.'' - Eleanor Roosevelt

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Features & Amenities
  • Café Service.
  • WiFi Onboard.
  • Checked Baggage Service
When you travel on Pacific Surfliner, make sure each of your carry-on bags are smaller than 28 x 22 x 11 inches.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Amenities: Amenities Vary by Train.

Train Stations Served by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

San Luis Obispo, CA - Amtrak Station (SLO)
Grover Beach, CA (GVB)
Guadalupe, CA (GUA)
Lompoc-Surf, CA -Amtrak Station (LPS)
Goleta, CA (GTA)
Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
Carpinteria, CA (CPN)
Ventura, CA (VEC)
Oxnard, CA (OXN)
Camarillo, CA (CML)

Moorpark, CA (MPK)
Simi Valley, CA (SIM)
Chatsworth, CA (CWT)
Northridge, CA (NRG)
Van Nuys, CA (VNC)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Burbank, CA - Downtown (BBK)
Glendale, CA (GDL)
Los Angeles, CA - Union Station (LAX)
Fullerton, CA (FUL)

Anaheim, CA - Regional Trans.Intermodal Ctr. (ANA)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Irvine, CA (IRV)
San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC)
San Clemente Pier, CA (SNP)
Oceanside, CA (OSD)
Solana Beach, CA (SOL)
San Diego, CA - Old Town Transportation Center (OLT)
San Diego, CA - Santa Fe Depot (SAN)

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route Highlights ''San Diego, California''

San Diego, California

San Diego - Old Town Transportation Center

Starting at the southern end of the Pacific Surfliner route, you'll find an endless list of attractions in the sun-splashed city of San Diego.

This visitors’ paradise nicknamed “America’s Finest City” has perfect weather year-round, more than 70 miles of beautiful, pristine beaches, and an array of art galleries and museums. Along with its enviable ocean side location, this city has world-class attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, and the USS Midway Museum.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route Highlights ''Anaheim, California''

Anaheim, California

Anaheim - Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Traveling directly through Anaheim, the Pacific Surfliner is your ticket to a magical trip to the Disneyland® Resort. You might also catch a game at the Angels Stadium or the Honda Center, where the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and the Anaheim Ducks hockey team play.

To finish off any last cravings, the Anaheim Packing District, filled with local food vendors and bars, is the place to be.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route Highlights ''Los Angeles, California''

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles - Union Station

Los Angeles is known for its vibrant downtown, world-class dining, and access to major event venues and cultural attractions. Once you arrive at Los Angeles Union Station, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Staples Center are a short metro ride away or travel a bit further to explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

You can even spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood and experience the jaw-dropping attractions, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic Park.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route Highlights ''Santa Barbara, California''

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Station

Santa Barbara is the perfect spot for a seaside getaway. Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara boasts a Mediterranean-like climate, spectacular beaches, and culinary delights. The wine country here allows for a diverse and authentic experience filled with dozens of tasting rooms and working wineries on the electric urban wine trail.

After you’ve had your fill, a kayak tour at the Channel Islands will have you enjoying the crystal-clear waters and exploring the remote coastlines.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route Highlights ''San Luis Obispo, California''

San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo Station

The Pacific Surfliner's northernmost destination is the charming city of San Luis Obispo. Founded in 1772, the city boasts numerous historic inns and theaters. The laid-back town features award-winning wineries, outdoor adventures, and farm-to-table culinary offerings.

Wine lovers can head to Edna Valley, while beer aficionados can stay close to town for craft beer tastings. The SLO Downtown District is also a perfect place for a stroll, with its one-of-a kind clothing shops, locally owned businesses, and vibrant nightlife.

San Diego - Anaheim - LA - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo
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