Cheap San Francisco to Los Angeles  train tickets

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How much are San Francisco to Los Angeles train tickets?

Lowest Price$68.54
Fastest9h 18m
Daily Schedules30
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How to buy cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles was $72.02. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $6.59 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 trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles ? What is the distance between San Francisco to Los Angeles ?

The distance between San Francisco to Los Angeles is 347.62 miles or 559.30 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles typically takes 11 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 9 hours and 18 minutes to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Going from San Francisco to Los Angeles by train takes over 11 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from San Francisco to Los Angeles 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between San Francisco to Los Angeles

Typically there are 30 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Los Angeles route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Los Angeles, usually offering 30 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles, 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles, which start at $10.53.

One train carrier connects San Francisco to Los Angeles

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles start from $68.54, and on average cost $75.93. Daily there are 30 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other stations. And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 4 other train stations.

From San Francisco to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 18 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 32 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $76.26 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
11h 9m
Avg. Price
$75.93

Plan your next adventure:

There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to Los Angeles that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
There are 5 different stations where trains arrive to in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, 592 Gayley Ave, Catalina Express Terminal, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd