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I would like to take the Konigsdam from Vancouver to SanDiego and board the RoyalPrincess the same day in Los Angeles.  Anyone done this?  How did you get from SD to LA?  Would you try it or just do a B2B on Princess?

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1 minute ago, Bizmark'sMom said:

Rent a car, and pray for no traffic issues. It's a 2 hour drive if traffic is humming along.

 

Agree and it might happen early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Best plan on 4 hours and hope for 3.   

 

Spookwife - you must drive really fast.  😋

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18 minutes ago, Shmoo here said:

And how close is it in San Pedro?

A reasonable Uber. 

I thought it went to Long Beach, but it looks like the closest stations are Anaheim or Fullerton, then downtown LA.

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33 minutes ago, scottca075 said:

Sorry, but I think the train is a horrible idea. It is notoriously unreliable.

 

I'll drive 4 hours on embarkation day to board a cruise in New York but if I take the train I go up the day before.

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I'll address your last point - there is something to be said for a B2B - have you ever done one? Fabulous, especially if you get the same cabin for both legs and don't have to move your things. 😊 If you did plan to take the S2S (side-to-side, which is what some on the boards call it, when you disembark one ship to embark on another the same day), wouldn't you feel rushed to get off and then try to get to San Pedro in good time? As mentioned, the LA traffic can be horrendous and I also wouldn't attempt the train.

 

If you did a Princess B2B, would the itinerary be different or the same? Just curious. I see both possibilities for various dates in 2020, assuming it is this year.

 

I think you have to consider the cost, your time, your stress level, your comfort zone, and then make the decision yourself. 

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I'm a control freak so I would rent a car and drive if the cost savings is much greater than UBER.  I would look at drop off at Orange County or Long Beach airport and UBER from there.  Most times drop off at airports for one way rentals is cheaper.  

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Check  a flight from SD to LAX , john wayne, or long beach:  may be able to get it in the 100 to 150 range one way ( less than an hour flight) . then get the shuttle or uber airport to SP. not sure if costs and time will work out less than UBER . just something to look at .

good luck . 

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On 2/25/2020 at 11:01 AM, charlie murphy said:

Check  a flight from SD to LAX , john wayne, or long beach

 

I am fairly sure there are no non-stops from SAN to either SNA or LGB and I'd rather drive from SAN to San Pedro than try to fly to LAX and get a ride to San Pedro.

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I wouldn't call Amtrak "unreliable"....; however, it doesn't go very close to San Pedro.  The train ride is quite enjoyable, far better than driving.  Besides being a very scenic route along the ocean, they have a snack car for lunch/beverages.

 

One option is to go from San Diego and get off at the Santa Ana Station or just Uber to the port from Union Station.  

 

I've taken the city bus a few times from the Port of Los Angeles to Union Station.   It took a little over an hour each time, and you only change buses once.

 

I wouldn't recommend it with luggage, or the opposite way since there are so many bus stops/lines in downtown LA.

 

 

David

 

 

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On 2/25/2020 at 11:01 AM, charlie murphy said:

Check  a flight from SD to LAX , john wayne, or long beach:

 

I would rather poke my eyes out.  San Diego airport is the worse for amenities and TSA.  You could rent a car, drive to LA area, drop off the car, and be on the ship before you even took off from San Diego.    

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Flying to LA doesn't get you there any faster than any of the other options....and those flights are often canceled.

 

Renting a car one-way can be very expensive.

 

I would look into a shared van or contracted driver.

 

David

 

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According to you?   I live 300 feet from the tracks, and I can hear every train, every day.

 

The first northbound at 4:30 am weekdays (5:15 am weekends) and the last at 12:25 pm southbound.

 

Rarely are there delays.

 

You can check for yourself at www.amtrak.com  which provides real time train information.

 

David

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On 5/8/2020 at 8:24 PM, DAllenTCY said:

According to you?   I live 300 feet from the tracks, and I can hear every train, every day.

The first northbound at 4:30 am weekdays (5:15 am weekends) and the last at 12:25 pm southbound.

Rarely are there delays.

You can check for yourself at www.amtrak.com  which provides real time train information.

David

 

In 2018 the Pacific Surfliner was given a "Fail" rating due to their low on time number of 78%.

 

I wouldn't take the risk or the additional time it would take.

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