Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Phoenix


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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

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How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Phoenix is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to Phoenix was $133.08. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 19 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $6.80 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

The distance between Los Angeles and Phoenix is approximately 357.03 miles, or 574.44 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 12 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

On Saturday trains from Los Angeles to Phoenix are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Los Angeles to Phoenix

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Phoenix. One train carrier operates regular service on the Los Angeles to Phoenix route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Phoenix, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Los Angeles to Phoenix, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Phoenix, which start at $38.45.

One train company connects Los Angeles to Phoenix


Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Phoenix start from $100.77, and on average cost $139.53. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Phoenix. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station, And in Phoenix trains arrive at 2717 W Bell Rd and one other train station.

From Los Angeles to Phoenix train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Phoenix faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $139.54 for a one-way train ticket to Phoenix.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Los Angeles on their way to Phoenix. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Los Angeles are:
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Phoenix. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Phoenix:
  • 2717 W Bell Rd
  • City-to-City Transport Desk - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd