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Seattle-Los Angeles Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||30h 50m|
|Trains Per Day||6|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle 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 Seattle to Los Angeles?
What is the price of a train ticket from Seattle to Los Angeles?
In the last month, $173.12 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $133.82 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Seattle to Los Angeles?
The distance between Seattle and Los Angeles is approximately 960 miles, or 1545 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 hours and 50 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 Seattle 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 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 Seattle at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Seattle to Los Angeles?
There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
Which train should you take from Seattle to Los Angeles?
2 train services operate from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Where is the train station in Seattle?
There is one train station in Seattle:
- King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
Where is the train station in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles receives travelers from Seattle at its two active train stations:
- Union Station
- Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
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