Pacific Surfliner Schedule
Pacific Surfliner Schedule

Pacific Surfliner (Amtrak) San Diago – San Louis Obispo

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has several daily trains with departures throughout the day. It travels between San Diago and San Louis Obispo, including Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and other intermediate stops. This train also links to Amtrak’s connecting service.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner accommodations

Find out the basis of the Pacific Surfliner so you are ready for your next trip.

Equipment Used The Pacific Surfliner

The Pacific Surfliner uses two-level or bi-level equipment using California or long-distance Superliners.

Coach class

Passenger waiting to board the Pacific Surfliner
Passengers waiting to board the Pacific Surfliner

The Pacific Surfliner offers Coach seating, which features:

  • Comfortable seats
  • A fold-down tray
  • Individual reading lights
  • 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets.
  • A place above your seat and a rack in the car for your luggage.

Business class

Business class includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages; ask the cafe car attendant for more details.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points. Pacific Surfliner Business Class passengers may purchase a day pass for $25 for the Los Angeles – Union Station lounge.

Wi-fi & Entertainment

Amtrak offers free Wi-Fi on this train. While free, it does have some restrictions, for it can throttle or not allow streaming. You may not be able to download or upload large files.

This train does not offer streaming entertainment, but here are some entertainment ideas for you.

Amtrak Connecting Service

Amtrak Thruway Service offers transportation connections to destinations like Bakersfield and Long Beach.

The Pacific Surfliner Cafe Car and food

The cafe car offers:

  • A variety of hot and cold meals
  • Snacks
  • Hot and cold beverages, including adult beverages
  • You can consume your purchases in the cafe or at your seat.

Conductors and the cafe car attendant will let you know when it is open and its location, generally at the one end of the train.

Bringing Food On The Pacific Surfliner

Amtral allows you to bring personal food and drink aboard the train. You can only consume what you obtained at your seat, but not in the cafe.

While you can bring alcohol on the train, you can’t consume it on the rails. If you get caught drinking your own or get out of hand, Amtrak conductors can remove you from the train.

Add ons

There are a few things that you can add to your next Amtrak trip.

Bringing Bikes on Amtrak

You can bring a bike on your Amtrak trip, but there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Weight Limit: Your bike can weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Size Limit: Only standard bicycle sizes, with a maximum tire width of 2 inches, are allowed.
  • Availability: Bike service may not be available at all stations, and this can change, so check ahead of time.
  • Reservation: Make sure to book your bike when you make your reservation. Do not just show up with your bike, as space might not be available.

For more detailed information, check out Amtrak’s bike policy.

Traveling with Pets on Amtrak

If you want to bring your furry friend along, Amtrak allows small dogs and cats:

  • Weight Limit: The combined weight of the pet and carrier must be 20 pounds or less.
  • Duration: Pets are allowed on trips up to seven hours.
  • Paperwork: Ensure you complete all necessary paperwork before arriving at the station.

For more details and to get the necessary forms, see Amtrak’s carry-on pet policy.

If you have a service or comfort animal, review Amtrak’s service animal policy to ensure your pet meets the qualifications before booking your trip.


This train does not offer a checked bag service.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each

If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each.

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Stops

San Luis Obispo, CA – Amtrak Station (SLO)Moorpark, CA (MPK)Anaheim, CA – Regional Trans.Intermodal Ctr. (ANA)
Grover Beach, CA (GVB)Simi Valley, CA (SIM)Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Guadalupe, CA (GUA)Chatsworth, CA (CWT)Irvine, CA (IRV)
Lompoc-Surf, CA -Amtrak Station (LPS)Northridge, CA (NRG)San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC)
Goleta, CA (GTA)Van Nuys, CA (VNC)San Clemente Pier, CA (SNP)
Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)Burbank, CA (BUR)Oceanside, CA (OSD)
Carpinteria, CA (CPN)Burbank, CA – Downtown (BBK)Solana Beach, CA (SOL)
Ventura, CA (VEC)Glendale, CA (GDL)San Diego, CA – Old Town Transportation Center (OLT)
Oxnard, CA (OXN)Los Angeles, CA – Union Station (LAX)San Diego, CA – Santa Fe Depot (SAN)
Camarillo, CA (CML)Fullerton, CA (FUL)

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule

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The information for these guides comes from Amtrak. It was accurate when published, but Amtrak can make changes anytime.

Things can change, and this page was current on the day of publication. I try to keep this page updated to the best of my abilities.

This page is not associated with Amtrak or the National Railway Passenger Corporation, but the information on this site comes from and is accurate when published. Amtrak can change times at any time.

Safe Travels,


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Kevin Monteith

Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

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