Pacific Surfliner

  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
9 hours 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. Visit for 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.

Upgrade to 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; complimentary snacks and drinks; priority boarding in San Diego; and a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure.

For more detailed information on the Pacific Surfliner, including destinations and special promotions, visit Follow @pacsurfliners for Pacific Surfliner updates on the X app.

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

When you travel on Pacific Surfliner, make sure each of your carry-on bags are smaller than 28 x 22 x 11 inches.

Amenities vary by train.

Accommodations 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 Market 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.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines