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|Fastest train||69h 23m|
|Trains per day||4|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to New York 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Los Angeles to New York?
What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to New York?
In the last month, $320.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to New York, NY. Given how far apart Los Angeles and New York are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $339.55 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to New York?
The distance between Los Angeles and New York is approximately 2446 miles, or 3936 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 85 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 69 hours and 23 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 New York 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 Sunday 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 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 New York?
There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Which train should you take from Los Angeles to New York?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles, California to New York, New York. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||4||3d 13h 56m||$382.98|
Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to New York start from $283, and on average cost $383. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to New York. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 2 other stations. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station, From Los Angeles to New York train travel on Amtrak takes 85 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 69 hours and 23 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $353 for a one-way train ticket to New York.
Where is the train station in Los Angeles?
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.
- Union Station
- 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
- Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
Where is the train station in New York?
- Penn Station
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