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Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Los Angeles

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price£160.77
Fastest Train65h 55m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. 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 Washington D.C. to Los Angeles was £208.79. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £42.01 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 Washington DC to Los Angeles?

The distance between Washington DC and Los Angeles is approximately 2295.40 miles, or 3693.16 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 78 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 65 hours and 55 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 Washington DC to Los Angeles?

On Monday trains from Washington D.C. 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Washington DC to Los Angeles?

Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. One train carrier operates regular service on the Washington D.C. to Los Angeles route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, usually offering 7.667 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, 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 Washington DC to Los Angeles, which start at £103.65.

One train company connects Washington D.C. to Los Angeles

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Los Angeles start from £160.77, and on average cost £230.53. Daily there are 7.666667 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 4 other train stations.

From Washington DC to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 78 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 65 hours and 55 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8.8125 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £238.40 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
3d 6h 14m
Avg. Price
£230.53

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Los Angeles:
  • Union Station
There are 5 different stations where trains from Washington D.C. arrive 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 train stations in Los Angeles:
  • Union Station
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

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