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A nice and relaxing way to get to Los Angeles from San Diego. Consider purchasing the business... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sunny S
Miami, Florida

This is a relatively easy process. Logon to the Amtrak website. Enter the dates that you want to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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The Pacific Surfliner travels 351 miles through a six-county coastal region in Southern California. Amenities include power outlets, free WiFi, comfortable seats, a cafe car, bike racks, onboard restrooms and more. Complimentary snacks, drinks and newspapers are available in Business Class. The route offers breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches, rolling hills and canyons. Station stops include: San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Surf, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Van Nuys, Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, and San Diego.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice and relaxing way to get to Los Angeles from San Diego. Consider purchasing the business class ticket as the experience is much nicer and not much more expensive. They offer free snacks and you have a little more space. The views are about...More

Thank Sunny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively easy process. Logon to the Amtrak website. Enter the dates that you want to start off and return along with the stations of departure & return. The system then gives you a list of available trains. You can decide whether you...More

Thank care558
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four took the Amtrak from the LA area to San Diego over Labor Day weekend. We bought regular seats and when we first got on, we couldn't find any seats so we stood until the next stop when more people got off....More

Thank Gahan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome scenic ride. A MUST try for anyone who's in love with the ocean.. Saw a school of dolphins(around 12-15) enjoying in the ocean.. on the ride as well.. this was my first train ride in the country and loved every bit of it..

Thank Garima S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a very enjoyable journey on the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego to Los Angeles, we purchased business class seats, the service was friendly and fun, one of the ticket conductors would sing information over the public address system occasionally when approaching a stop...More

Thank Tony N
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I took the Surfliner from Goleta-Grover Beach (round trip) on a hot weekday just to see the coastline and experience the ride. We were in the business class car; which should have been labeled as the family car. Multiple families with small...More

Thank knittermom
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I was excited for my first ever train ride to San Diego from LA. I booked a business class hoping for a wonderful experience but it didn't turn out so well. Train broke before reaching Anaheim station coz a stupid person put a cart full...More

1  Thank ksoleta
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Riding the Amtrak Surfliner is a great way to share an outing with family. My eight year old son and wife had a great time going to Los Angeles and exploring china town.

1  Thank douglassZ9012MH
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Traveling by train is a lot like going back in time, to a day before the airplane was dominant. When you didn't have to put up with the hassle of security, the feeling of being herded into a cattle car, and the inability to be...More

1  Thank Buckmode
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We took the ride from Anaheim to San Diego and really enjoyed ourselves! Ocean view for almost the entire ride made for an awesome experience of being able to take it all in as opposed to driving a car and fighting with traffic. Seats were...More

Thank Jereme B
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Jean C
21 September 2017|
Response from Kriss G | Property representative |
Hi Jean, no, normally you do not need to change trains. There are 5 trains each day that travel from Ventura down to San Diego. You will love the ocean views!
28 May 2017|
Response from esethebomb | Reviewed this property |
OK, I have good insight on this. I assume your traveling from a foreign country due to the fact you stated you had to go through immigration. So I will try to answer your the question the best I can from my experience... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from Rod A | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. 1) Doesn't matter direction you go. What matters most is what side of the train you sit on (port or starboard side) depending on direction of travel. Just know that if you are on the starboard (right) side of... More