Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Monterey, CA


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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Monterey, CA?

Lowest Price£43.86
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Monterey, CA?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Monterey 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 Los Angeles to Monterey was £48.82. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £10.44 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 Los Angeles to Monterey, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles and Monterey is approximately 270.95 miles, or 435.94 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 9 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 30 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 Los Angeles to Monterey?

On Wednesday trains from Los Angeles to Monterey 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Los Angeles to Monterey?

Typically there are 22 schedules to compare for your trip to Monterey. One train carrier operates regular service on the Los Angeles to Monterey route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Monterey, usually offering 22 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Los Angeles to Monterey, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Los Angeles to Monterey, CA, which start at £20.78.

One train company connects Los Angeles to Monterey


Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Monterey start from £43.86, and on average cost £51.36. Daily there are 22 Amtrak schedules to Monterey. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 2 other stations. And in Monterey trains arrive at 500 Tyler St and 4 other train stations.

From Los Angeles to Monterey train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 30 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 22 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £52.12 for a one-way train ticket to Monterey.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 3 train stations in Los Angeles with trains to Monterey. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
There are 5 different stations where trains from Los Angeles arrive in Monterey. 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 train stations in Monterey:
  • 500 Tyler St
  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal
  • 351 Fremont St
  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium