San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
Admire the Pacific Views as You Curl along the Southern California Coast
Connecting San Luis Obispo and San Diego through Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the Pacific Surfliner route offers a unique vantage on the Southern California seascape. To get a closer look, you'd have to be on a surfboard, which, believe it or not, you're welcome to bring onboard, since Pacific Surfliner trains have special racks to accommodate the bikes and boards
of our more outdoor-minded riders.
Starting at the southern end of the route, you'll find an almost endless list of attractions in the sun-splashed city of San Diego. Take in a thrilling aquatic show at SeaWorld®. Stroll by the many shops and restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter. Or take a sandy step back in time at the grand old Victorian beachfront Hotel del Coronado.
Heading north, the route takes you directly through Anaheim, making the Pacific Surfliner your ticket to a worry-free trip to Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park.
Of course, there's always plenty of reason to stop in Los Angeles. The home of the stars is also home to Universal Studios HollywoodSM, the stunning Pacific Coast Highway and the people-watching wonder that is the Venice Boardwalk. No matter what you do, just remember to grab your sunglasses and watch for your favorite stars.
After passing through the popular resort town of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Surfliner route's northernmost destination is the charming old city of San Luis Obispo. Founded in 1772, the city boasts numerous historic inns and theaters, and even a rare commercial building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Whether you come to soak in the ambiance or some of the delicious wines produced in nearby Edna Valley, you'll find that San Luis Obispo is a perfect place to end your journey.
Upgrade to Pacific Business Class
Enjoy unique amenities when you upgrade such as a 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members; seating in a dedicated car with service attendant; additional leg room; a complimentary glass of wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks; access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge in Los Angeles; priority boarding in San Diego; and a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure.
Frequent Trains with Easy Connections
The Pacific Surfliner route offers 11 daily round-trip services between San Diego and Los Angeles, and five between Santa Barbara and San Diego. Whatever your travel plans are, you're sure to find a departure time that meets your needs. For additional connecting opportunities to even more destinations, the
makes it easy to reference other train services by combining the schedules of the Pacific Surfliner, other Amtrak trains, Metrolink and COASTER commuter trains to plan your trip to cities and towns not served by your primary rail provider.
Note about Carry-on Baggage: Each carry-on bag may not exceed 28 x 22 x 11 inches in size.
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Amtrak Thruway Service offers connecting transportation to destinations such as Bakersfield and Long Beach from the Pacific Surfliner. Amtrak takes care of booking and ticketing for you to see and do more on your trip.
Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.
Schedule (PDF )
Multiple Departures Daily
Length of Trip
5 hours 45 minutes
Amenities & accommodations vary by train.