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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

Lowest price£143.47
Fastest train69h 57m
Trains per day8
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

In the last month, £169.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Los Angeles, CA. Given how far apart Philadelphia and Los Angeles are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £125.65 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Philadelphia and Los Angeles is approximately 2388 miles, or 3843 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 74 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 69 hours and 57 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 Philadelphia to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Philadelphia 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.

Is there a direct train from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

There are 8 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Los Angeles for £185.71.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak83d 2h 13m£202.81

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Los Angeles start from £143, and on average cost £203. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 2 other train stations. From Philadelphia to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 74 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 69 hours and 57 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £206 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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