Traveling to Comic Con International in San Diego this July 21-24? You can leave your car behind and use public transportation to get around, including the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. In response to increased ridership in years past, Amtrak is adding extra Pacific Surfliner trains between Los Angeles and San Diego during the weekend of Comic Con in San Diego. The Pacific Surfliner offers nearly hourly service between Los Angeles and San Diego with selected trains originating in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.
The San Diego Convention Center, the home base of Comic Con is a mile from the Amtrak station in downtown San Diego. In addition to walking from the station, San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System Green Line light route travels to the Convention Center from the Amtrak station and costs $2.50 one-way for an adult fare.
Amtrak is adding more cars to many of the regularly scheduled trains operating along the route in addition to the extra trains shown here.
- Train 568 will depart Los Angeles at 8:50 a.m. on July 21 and 22, 2016, making all Amtrak stops to San Diego.
- Train 1568 will depart Los Angeles at 9:55 a.m. on July 23 and 24, 2016, making all Amtrak stops to San Diego.
- Train 593 will depart San Diego at 7:51 p.m. on July 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2016, making all Amtrak stops to Los Angeles.
Pacific Surfliner trains offer both unreserved Coach Class and reserved Business Class. Upgrade to Business Class and enjoy unique amenities including complimentary snacks and access to the Metropolitan Lounge in Los Angeles. The Pacific Surfliner also features the Sea View Café with a selection of snacks, sandwiches and beverages (including those for 21+) available for purchase.