The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner travels between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, with stops in Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and other destinations. If you are looking to travel to northern California, or another state, you’d need to connect to another Amtrak route.

What Amtrak trains connect with the Pacific Surfliner?

There are a few long-distance train routes that share one or more stops with the Pacific Surfliner, making it easy to transfer if you are looking to take a longer trip.


How is the experience on long-distance trains different on the Pacific Surfliner?

Because trip times are generally much longer, long-distance trains have different features than intercity routes like the Pacific Surfliner.


Where can I learn more?

If you are looking for a shorter trip where you can explore some of the top destinations in SoCal, continue browsing our website for travel tips, trip ideas, and more. If you are interested in another Amtrak route, please visit or call 800-USA-RAIL.