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Tampa-Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Tampa to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$394.39
Fastest Train96h 30m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to Los Angeles 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 Tampa to Los Angeles?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Tampa to Los Angeles, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $408.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa, FL to Los Angeles, CA. Given how far apart Tampa and Los Angeles 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $132.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Tampa and Los Angeles is approximately 2150 miles, or 3460 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 96 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 96 hours and 30 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 Tampa to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Tampa at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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 Tampa to Los Angeles?

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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Tampa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tampa to Los Angeles for $221.92.

Which train should you take from Tampa to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Tampa, Florida to Los Angeles, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak44d 0h 50m$421.70

Amtrak train tickets from Tampa to Los Angeles start from $394, and on average cost $422. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Tampa leaves from Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 2 other train stations. From Tampa to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 96 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 96 hours and 30 minutes.

Where is the train station in Tampa?

There is one train station in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Tampa will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Price trends for trains from Tampa to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$457$304$152JunJul

Monthly average prices

$539$431$323$216$108AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$507$406$304$203$1013020100

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