Santa Fe Depot

Train Station, Light Rail Station, and Train
1050 Kettner Blvd (at W Broadway), San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
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Based on 64 votes

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  • What you need to know
    AprilMaria D.
    "northbound...window seat for awesome water views"(5 Tips)
    Audrey B.
    "Business class is the way to go on the SurfLiner!"(8 Tips)
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57 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • business class
  • comic con
  • scenic views
  • free Wifi
  • wine
  • tours
  • fancy
  • window seats
  • power outlets
  • train stations
  • adult beverages
  • snacks
  • park
  • beach
  • knowledgeable staff
  • electronics
  • friendly staff
  • Deborrah R.

    Coaster tickets are eligible for some Amtrak train rides, check the schedule for a less expensive train ride with Amtrak comfort:)

    Deborrah Ray · March 28
  • Tami R.

    Headed home! Lovely day in balboa park.

    Tami Rico · February 17
  • Jay K.

    No one checking tickets on metro during Comic Con.

    Jay Kuo · August 10, 2014
  • AprilMaria D.

    Be sure to sit on left side of train heading northbound...window seat for awesome water views

    AprilMaria Donnelly · June 12, 2014
  • Aolani S.

    Beautiful day in a lovely train station !! All aboard!! Enjoying this work travel in finest city San Diego ~

    Aolani Smythe · October 30, 2013
  • Brianancy D.

    Crabs suck.

    Brianancy Dingman · September 8, 2013
  • Brianancy D.

    Great seats and electric plugs for electronics..awesome.

    Brianancy Dingman · September 1, 2013
  • Brianancy D.

    Great day on the Surfline train.

    Brianancy Dingman · September 1, 2013
  • Brianancy D.

    Nice and cool on this hot day!

    Brianancy Dingman · August 31, 2013
  • Ed S.

    If you're traveling to a main station like Fullerton or Union, you can check bags.

    Ed Soon · May 8, 2013
  • Valerie M.

    Free wifi & outlets at every seat.

    Valerie Michelle · March 23, 2013
  • Cathy B.

    Free wifi and an outlet at every seat.Sweet.

    Cathy Brophy · February 21, 2013
  • Laura

    Get here on time. The amtrak departs exactly at the time it says!

    Laura · February 12, 2013
  • TheMike P.

    Sit on left hand side facing ocean, makes for a better view

    TheMike Perez · January 5, 2013
  • Steve K.

    Business class is so worth it! Sit on the left side to get a better view. They do leave on time so get there early!

    Steve Kleine · December 30, 2012
  • Jen P.

    This is one of my favorite train stations. It's never too crowded and there is always parking on the first floor.

    Jen Pulig · November 21, 2012
  • Mikey P.

    Amtrak does not open their gates for passengers traveling on the Coaster, give yourself a few extra minutes to walk around that building.

    Mikey Pauter · October 30, 2012
  • Tirzah A.

    Coaster does not wait so get there early. Press j on right to pay with cash. They always check tickets, no ticket =$200 . Coaster ticket good on trolley sprinter and busses for 2 hours after purchase.

    Tirzah Alexander · October 29, 2012
  • Clair C.

    Always take business. Coach (cattle car) is too loud with people watching movies on laptops without headphones, children crying, and people on phones, and playing games on their phones on full blast.

    Clair Clair · October 7, 2012
  • Chris P.

    Just saw two cops completely ignore a guy who ran a red light and nearly nailed two pedestrians. Becareful crossing Kettner!

    Chris Pickford · September 20, 2012
  • Mikey P.

    If you take the San Diego Trolley here, arrive at least 2 listed trolley arrival times before your connecting departure as officials in San Diego don't believe in timed transfers between agencies.

    Mikey Pauter · August 17, 2012
  • Emily C.

    Fridays are a zoo! Upgrade to business class for your sanity!

    Emily C · July 20, 2012
  • Neal R.

    Wifi now on these trains makes the trip even more productive

    Neal R · July 13, 2012
  • Shannon M.

    Not sure how this is business class. I rode the train 2 days ago and sat in the same seats. There is no first class seating on this train at all. What a waste of extra money!

    Shannon Mkenna · June 16, 2012
  • Christopher H.

    one of the best Amtak stations I have ever come across LUV this place

    Christopher Hooten · June 13, 2012
  • Muiz H.

    Take blue line to little Italy or even San ysidro

    Muiz Haider · April 28, 2012
  • Alex M.

    Bring your own mifi, cause the amtrak free one is over subscribed

    Alex McCool · March 28, 2012
  • LA Strikers F.

    Biz class is totally worth it. Free coffee in the am. Free wine in the pm.

    LA Strikers FC · March 18, 2012
  • April A.

    Very friendly and helpful staff.

    April Alford · March 3, 2012
  • Josh H.

    Only travel business ... Worth the extra money

    Josh Hyatt · January 20, 2012
  • DAN C.

    Bring champagne! It makes the glorious views you're about to enjoy even more so!

    DAN COX · January 4, 2012
  • JNET

    Beautiful station. The ticket kiosks are usually broken so make time to get in line. Free wifi on train but sometimes iffy. Happy it's working right now :)

    JNET · December 28, 2011
  • JNET

    Always buy a ticket in advance during the holidays or comic con time. Get at station in enough to stand in line because the ticket kiosks are usually broken!

    JNET · November 28, 2011
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    BMW i · November 21, 2011
  • Steve L.

    Definitely get your ticket ahead of time. Customer service leaves A LOT to be desired. Long lines and very very very slow at counter.

    Steve Leonard · November 11, 2011
  • Sukhjit G.

    Internet may no longer be available... not even in business class.

    Sukhjit Ghag · October 8, 2011
  • Kisu R.

    People are slow @ counter

    Kisu Roberts · October 5, 2011
  • Leeanne

    It's no Union Station but it's still a beauty if you ask me. Sit on the left, enjoy the view, bring an adult beverage if you're not enjoying one from business class.

    Leeanne · September 23, 2011
  • ANILA W.

    Convenient. Clean!

    ANILA WHITNEY · September 19, 2011
  • Melayna G.

    There are restrooms

    Melayna Grassi · September 17, 2011
  • Briton S.

    Standing room only on the trains leaving from comic con, get a seat fast or you're SOL!

    Briton Saxton · July 25, 2011
  • TourGuideTim -.

    It's also a great location to catch AMTRAK, Trolley, Coaster Trains, and the start of my guided bus tour to La Jolla.

  • Christina D.

    Pee before you get here cause No restrooms

    Christina Davis · July 16, 2011
  • Coral

    Sit on the left side!

    Coral · July 10, 2011
  • Chris M.

    Upgrade to biz class for $15 - includes wine, snacks, nuts, and better seats.

    Chris M · May 8, 2011
  • Rae M.

    Home sweet home bound

    Rae Millard · May 4, 2011
  • Marcus P.

    If you ride a bicycle you dony have to wait in line. Set up next to coach boarding. They'll let you through first.

    Marcus Price · April 4, 2011
  • Amy B.

    Always take business class- it's well worth the extra $14 to not be a sardine. Pre-purchase your tickets online and use the ticket print station for fast boarding pass printing

    Amy Brady · March 26, 2011
  • Valerian B.

    Pay the few extra dollars and go Business Class. Power outlets, roomier seating, and free snacks = totally worth it!

    Valerian Bennett · February 21, 2011
  • Jenil S.

    Don't miss the coaster it leaves at 6:31am sharp

    Jenil S · October 15, 2010

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