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Compare train tickets from Boston to Los Angeles

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Boston to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price£157.08
Fastest Train70h 3m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines1
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Price trends for trains from Boston to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

£371£247£124MayJun

Monthly average prices

£319£255£191£128£64JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£299£239£179£120£603020100

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £188.25 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Los Angeles. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £109.79 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Los Angeles?

The distance between Boston and Los Angeles is approximately 2591 miles, or 4170 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 85 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 70 hours and 3 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 Boston to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 Boston at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Boston to Los Angeles?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Los Angeles for £101.26.

What train services are there from Boston to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Los Angeles. However, there are 11 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak113d 13h 55m£213.24

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Los Angeles:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Boston will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

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