Pacific Surfliner

  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
5 hours 45 minutes Train Numbers
562, 564, 565, 566, 567, 571, 572, 573, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 583, 587, 589, 590, 591, 592, 595, 597, 763, 768, 769, 774, 775, 784, 785, 792, 796, 798, 799
Frequency: Multiple Departures Daily

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 Southern California Passenger Rail Timetable 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.

For more detailed information on the Pacific Surfliner, including destinations and special promotions, visit www.PacificSurfliner.com. Follow @pacsurfliners for Pacific Surfliner updates on Twitter.

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

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

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.

Pacific Surfliner Cafe Menu

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.