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Boston-Los Angeles Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||70h 3m|
|Trains Per Day||3|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Los Angeles right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Can you take a train all the way from Boston to Los Angeles?
What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Los Angeles?
In the last month, $313.61 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Los Angeles, CA. Given how far apart Boston 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $235.46 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Boston to Los Angeles?
The distance between Boston and Los Angeles is approximately 2591 miles, or 4170 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 84 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 70 hours and 3 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 Boston to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Boston at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 Boston to Los Angeles?
There are 3 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 Boston to Los Angeles?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||3||3d 12h 19m||$372.42|
Where is the train station in Boston?
There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Los Angeles:
- South Station
- Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
Where is the train station in Los Angeles?
There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Boston 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
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