Train Trips From San Clemente to San Diego

Train Trips From San Clemente to San Diego
If you are in San Clemente and want to get to San Diego, there are many ways to travel there. San Clemente is in a beautiful part of Southern California, and also has the advantage of being fairly close to San Diego. If you don't want to drive or fly the 60-mile distance to San Diego, taking a train has the reputation of being one of the more scenic ways to travel around California. There are convenient options for train travel, including Amtrak and other reliable train companies.

Amtrak Surfliner Pacific Surfliner Passenger Train

Amtrak is a full-service train company, appropriately nicknamed "Your Southern Southside Seat." It offers reasonable pricing from various locations on the California Coast and travels as far north as San Lois Obispo.

The Pacific Surfliner train provides direct service from San Clemente to San Diego. The Surfliner is an extremely comfortable train travel experience with bi-level cars offering panoramic windows, spacious interiors and a cafe that offers snacks and sandwiches while you ride.

There are some special packages on Amtrak and prices vary depending on the date and time of travel, but can run about $60 to $100.

Amtrak Surfliner Pacific Surfliner Passenger Train
615 Avenida Victoria
At the San Clemente Pier
San Clemente, CA 92672
(800) USA-RAIL

MetroLink Commuter Train

The MetroLink Commuter train connects Orange County to the rest of California. The Metrolink offers regular service from San Clemente to San Diego. This is a premier rail system that includes both commuter and passenger services.

All Metrolink rail cars adhere to a system that helps preserve the environment and all of MetroLink's cars are environmentally friendly. Metrolink also provides quality and dependable service, friendly staff and cost-effective pricing.

700 S. Flower St., Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(800) 317-LINK

MetroLink Weekender Beach Train

The MetroLink Weekender Beach Train is the perfect mode of transportation if you're looking to save some money on your excursion. A weekender ticket will generally cost 25 percent less than the customary ticket for weekday travel.

The weekender has full service on weekends and will bring you straight to some of the entertainment and street festivals San Diego has to offer. The weekender also permits all types of boogie boards, surfboards and water boards, as long as they don't block emergency windows. One-way tickets from San Clemente to San Diego were $6 to $12 per person in February 2010.

700 S, Flower St., Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(800) 317-LINK

Article Written By Bonnie Ellman

Bonnie Ellman has been a professional writer for more than four years. She is a contributing writer for The FANZINE, and her work has been published on and Mr BellersNeighborhood. She received a Master's degree in modern literature from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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