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|Fastest Train||26h 45m|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Los Angeles?
What is the price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles?
In the last month, $314.67 was the average price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City, UT to Los Angeles, CA. Given how far apart Salt Lake City 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $202.89 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles?
The distance between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles is approximately 580 miles, or 933 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 74 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 45 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 Salt Lake City to Los Angeles 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 Tuesday 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 Salt Lake City at 12:00am and arrives in Los Angeles around 26 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles?
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.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles for $172.35.
Which train should you take from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, 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||3d 2h 30m||$368.45|
Amtrak train tickets from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles start from $149, and on average cost $368. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Salt Lake City leaves from 340 S 600 W, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station, From Salt Lake City to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 74 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 26 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Salt Lake City.
Where is the train station in Salt Lake City?
There is one train station in Salt Lake City:
- 340 S 600 W
Where is the train station in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles has one train station:
- Union Station
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