Cheap train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles

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How much are train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$129.94
Fastest29h 53m
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train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Tacoma to Los Angeles was $194.75. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 8 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $60.93 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

The distance between Tacoma and Los Angeles is approximately 938.44 miles, or 1509.89 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 31 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 53 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

On Saturday trains from Tacoma to Los Angeles are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Tacoma to Los Angeles

Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. On the route to Los Angeles 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Tacoma to Los Angeles, usually offering 6 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Los Angeles, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles, which start at $140.55.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Tacoma to Los Angeles

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles start from $165.74, and on average cost $213.46. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Tacoma leaves from 1001 Puyallup Ave, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 5 other train stations.

From Tacoma to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 30 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 29 hours and 53 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $232.95 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Restroom
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Avg. Time
1d 6h 22m
Avg. Price
$213.46

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles start from $129.94, and on average cost $183.46. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Tacoma leaves from 1001 Puyallup Ave, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and one other train station.

From Tacoma to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 34 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 29 hours and 53 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $210.98 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 10h 6m
Avg. Price
$183.46

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Tacoma on their way to Los Angeles. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Tacoma are:
  • 1001 Puyallup Ave
There are 6 different stations where trains arrive to in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Los Angeles:
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Union Station
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 931 S Gaffey St