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Los Angeles - Las Vegas Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

There are usually 3 daily bus trips from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Bus
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Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$274.97
Avg. Price
$170.51
Daily Trips
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3
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1
Duration
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1d 1h 55m
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1d 0h 9m
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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The average train journey from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 24 hours and 21 minutes, but some Amtrak Southwest Chief train trips are as short as 19 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance746 mi (1200 km)
Fastest train19h 56m
Lowest price$132.72
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Las Vegas?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NM cost $132.72, on average. Booking your trip at least 11 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $117.78 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $146. If you're planning a trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $218 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, book online with Wanderu at least 11 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $117.78 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Las Vegas?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 2h 39m$232.64
Amtrak Southwest Chief120h 10m$216.67
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Las Vegas every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $149.

  • The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in about 20 hours and 10 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is approximately 746 miles, or 1200 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 56 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.

Trains departing from Los Angeles to Las Vegas tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Los Angeles twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Las Vegas faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

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?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main departure station: 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.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Main arrival station: 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

Las Vegas has one train station.

Train stations in Las Vegas:

  • 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

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