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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from San Francisco to Las Vegas. The train trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas is usually about 17 hours and 57 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 12 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance417 mi (671 km)
Fastest train12h 45m
Lowest price£90.75
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Las Vegas was £90.75. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 14 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around £17.17 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

£104£69£35JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas will range from £93 to £100. If you're planning to travel by train to Las Vegas in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from San Francisco you can find in the next 7 days is £95. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

£96£77£58£38£19ASONDJFMAMJJ
You can find the lowest prices on this route during March. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from San Francisco to Las Vegas, with the average price at just £78. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to £91. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£115£92£69£46£233020100

By booking your train trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time, you can save about £17.17 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco to Las Vegas. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak217h 57m£97.36
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from San Francisco to Las Vegas every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £91.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Las Vegas, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between San Francisco and Las Vegas is approximately 417 miles, or 671 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs San Francisco at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in San Francisco twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Las Vegas to San Francisco.

City Information

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

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Main departure station: San Francisco, California

Behind a modern curved façade lies San Francisco’s commuter hub, the Salesforce Transit Center. This gateway to downtown San Francisco and the entire Bay Area welcomes tens of thousands of passengers every day. Finding your way around is easy thanks to more than 270 digital displays with transit information. The Salesforce Transit Center serves as a bus station for Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway buses, as well as several public transit options for convenient connections. A standout feature of the Salesforce Transit Center is a public five-acre rooftop park which gives travelers an open space to relax. Rotating food trucks, cafés, carts, and pop-up retail make this a dynamic and vibrant destination in itself.

All train stations in San Francisco:

  • San Francisco, California

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Main arrival station: Tour Bus Loading Zone

Las Vegas has one train station.

Train stations in Las Vegas:

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

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