The Pacific Surfliner serves stations in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. There are daily round-trips between San Diego and Los Angeles, with some trips extending up to Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo. Service on the northern end of our route is supplemented with Amtrak Thruway bus service.
Use our online booking tool to explore options and fares. Or, visit Amtrak.com to build a personalized timetable with departure times between two stations and stops in between. Also, check our Alerts page for information that might affect your trip. Recent changes to the schedule are noted below.
Pacific Surfliner trains continue to operate on a reduced schedule. However, we’re taking steps to gradually restore service, starting with the busier portions of the route. Effective June 28, three roundtrips will be added to the Pacific Surfliner schedule, serving stations between San Diego and Los Angeles. Learn more
Temporarily Reduced Schedule
Due to the ongoing pandemic and based on current ridership needs, Pacific Surfliner trains continue to operate on a reduced schedule. Learn more
Seasonal Service Adjustments
Book Early, Reservations Required
Temporary adjustments to Pacific Surfliner service have been implemented for our busy summer holidays and events. Pacific Surfliner trains will require reservations during certain summer dates.
Reservations required on Pacific Surfliner trains:
- Memorial Day Weekend: May 28 - June 1, 2021
- 4th of July Weekend: July 2 - July 5, 2021
- Opening Weekend of Del Mar Races: July 16 - July 19, 2021
- Labor Day Weekend: September 3 - September 7, 2021
During the reservation period, customers with an Amtrak monthly pass or 10-trip ticket must confirm each trip in advance through the Amtrak RideReserve program. Confirm a trip on Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app by retrieving your ticket, choosing the date and direction of travel, and selecting "confirm" on the train you'd like to reserve a seat on. You can also reserve in advance through an Amtrak customer service agent by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or visiting a staffed station. Get more details about the RideReserve program at Amtrak.com/RideReserve. Note: During this time, 10-Trip tickets can only be used by a single rider at a time.
Metrolink and COASTER passengers:
The Rail 2 Rail® program will be suspended from
- Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 28 - Monday, June 1, resuming on Tuesday, June 2, 2021
- 4th of July Weekend: Friday, July 2 - Monday, July 5, resuming on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
- Opening Weekend of Del Mar Races: Friday, July 16 - Monday July 19, resuming Tuesday, July 20, 2021
During this time, Metrolink and COASTER passes will not be accepted. An Amtrak ticket will be required to reserve a trip and travel on Pacific Surfliner trains.
More dates may be added where a reservation is required, depending on travel demand throughout the summer.