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Houston-San Francisco Train Schedule
There is one daily train from Houston to San Francisco. Traveling by train from Houston to San Francisco usually takes around 50 hours, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||1642 mi (2643 km)|
|Fastest train||50h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Houston to San Francisco?
In the last month, C$233.48 was the average price of a train ticket from Houston, TX to San Francisco, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$38.34 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Houston to San Francisco by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$233 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Houston to San Francisco in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$268 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Francisco from Houston will be about C$38.34 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Houston to San Francisco?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Houston, Texas to San Francisco, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||1||2d 2h 0m||$250.64|
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 Houston to San Francisco every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $233.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Houston to San Francisco 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 Houston to San Francisco?
How long is the train journey from Houston to San Francisco?
The distance between Houston and San Francisco is approximately 1642 miles, or 2643 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 50 hours,
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 Houston to San Francisco 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?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Houston at 6:00pm and arrives in San Francisco around 50 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Houston to San Francisco?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Where is the train station in Houston?
There is one train station in Houston.
Where is the train station in San Francisco?
San Francisco has one train station.
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