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Great way to beat the traffic

I took the train on a Friday around lunchtime, The train was about 25 mins late arriving and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer T
Raleigh, North Carolina
Trip aboard Pacific Surfliner

I had been to San Diego to visit family and took the PS on my way back to Los Angeles. It is a... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Mumbai, India
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The Pacific Surfliner travels 351 miles through a six-county coastal region in Southern California. Amenities include power outlets, free WiFi, comfortable seats, a cafe car, bike racks, onboard restrooms and more. Complimentary snacks, drinks and...more
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Terrible trip. It started when the train stopped and started for no reason, Then had to stop because track damp. It was a beautiful day, no rain. They said track damp so wheel slipped and got flat. What? as far as I know it has...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are travelling from Australia and was supposed to hire a car to drive down to San Diego for Thanksgiving weekend to visit family but seeing the hectic traffic decided to book the train from LA to San Diego instead and was so glad I...More

Thank lomlom23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trains are generally delayed. It’s not uncommon for a train to be delayed 90 mins or so. Amtrak, unlike other train lines, does not give refunds for delayed trains. This is because they don’t own the tracks and are late because they get stuck behind...More

Thank sk5704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since I am in an airliner for work all the time... It's nice to take a more leisurely and comfortable pace aboard Amtrak. Left downtown San Diego after lunch for the roughly 1.5 hr trip to San Juan Capistrano. Paid the extra $11 for business...More

Thank andydW5207BD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the train on a Friday around lunchtime, The train was about 25 mins late arriving and pretty crowded. I did upgrade to the business section so I could guarantee a seat. I was pleasantly surprised that food and beverages were included with the...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This afternoon the Pacific Surfliner was due into San Luis Obispo from Los Angeles at 2:30 pm but didn't arrive until 5:00 pm due to freight trains. A lot of the scenary was beautiful ocean views but there were some scenes of graffiti leaving Los...More

Thank farawayanita
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I had been to San Diego to visit family and took the PS on my way back to Los Angeles. It is a stunning view all through to Orange County - along the ocean. Absolutely recommended. very comfortable. Coffee (bought) from the cafe on the...More

Thank amitrevamint
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

First of all. This is my very first review of pretty much anything. I don’t complain or take the time writing reviews good or bad.....with that said this ride on the Pacific Surfliner round trip from Anaheim to san Diego was horrible. First off.... We...More

1  Thank CNE2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

It's 2.30 in the morning. I was on a train scheduled to leave LA at 8pm. I don't believe I will get to San Diego in the next hour. The staff don't care, there is no offer of refreshment, most delays are absolutely due to...More

Thank MissMinAdelaide
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We got the train from LA to San Diego and then back again 6 days later. I would highly recommend getting a business class seat especially if you’re travelling from LA as they have a lounge there for business class passengers with free coffee, soft...More

1  Thank Beanie14
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5 October 2018|
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Response from Jodybattles | Reviewed this property |
My departure station is Los Angeles Union Station. Don't know about departures from Burbank. Check with Amtrak cust svc. They are very helpful, even for senior like me.
30 June 2018|
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Response from 570heidib | Reviewed this property |
Check the Amtrak app or website
16 June 2018|
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Response from krys_topher4 | Reviewed this property |
We ubered around $20-$30 one way