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How to get to Los Angeles by train

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City Information

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

Popular train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

What train companies travel to Los Angeles, California?

Located in California, Los Angeles is accessible by train from 122 other cities. You can choose from 476 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Los Angeles on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Los Angeles are also available..

Train companies serving Los Angeles

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak5520h 34m$127.36
Amtrak Texas Eagle361d 14h 32m$165.75
Amtrak Southwest Chief301d 2h 24m$191.40
Amtrak Coast Starlight2520h 19m$105.26
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner242h 3m$33.56
Amtrak Sunset Limited191d 1h 1m$131.31

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Los Angeles?

$6.50 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Los Angeles, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Los Angeles. In the last month, trains from Glendale to Los Angeles had the lowest average price at $12.18. The train from Burbank to Los Angeles also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Los Angeles, CA?

The busiest train station in Los Angeles is Union Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Los Angeles are:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave

Which train service has the best service to Los Angeles?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Los Angeles by train with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Texas Eagle had the most comfortable train service to Los Angeles taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Texas Eagle offers. They rate Amtrak Texas Eagle a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Los Angeles punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Los Angeles, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Los Angeles a popular train travel destination?

Los Angeles ranks number 9 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 155 in United States. Los Angeles has the most train connections in the region. There are 442 train schedules arriving in Los Angeles each day.

What is the population of Los Angeles?

The population of Los Angeles is 3971883. Los Angeles ranks number 7 in terms of population in California and number 77 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Los Angeles cost?

Train tickets to Los Angeles range from $6 for a short trip to Los Angeles, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Los Angeles starts at , and a longer trip by train to Los Angeles can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $48 .

What type of traveler does Los Angeles attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Los Angeles for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Los Angeles?

The closest train station to the city center of Los Angeles is Union Station, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Union Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Los Angeles. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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