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Los Angeles-Tucson Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Los Angeles to Tucson. Traveling by train from Los Angeles to Tucson usually takes around 9 hours and 28 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance442 mi (711 km)
Fastest train9h 28m
Lowest price$47.49
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Tucson

Monthly average prices

$183$146$110$73$37JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$91$73$55$37$183020100

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Tucson?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited19h 28m$48.72
Amtrak Texas Eagle19h 28m$49.05

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Tucson during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Tucson?

The distance between Los Angeles and Tucson is approximately 442 miles, or 711 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 28 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to Tucson are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 10:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Los Angeles to Tucson?

Trains leave the station in Los Angeles twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Tucson with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Tucson to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Tucson for $30.43.

City Information

Los Angeles

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

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Departure stations

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.

Where is the train station in Tucson?

Arrival stations

Tucson has one train station.

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