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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Tacoma to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from Tacoma to Los Angeles usually takes around 31 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 29 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance938 mi (1509 km)
Fastest train29h 58m
Lowest price£71.17
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tacoma, WA to Los Angeles, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Michael

17 February 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight
Javier, my train attendant, was amazing. It was my first train trip ever and he made me feel at home. I worked on the service industry for 13 years. I know what it takes to deal with the public. He’s great and I will always remember this train trip because of his servic...Javier, my train attendant, was amazing. It was my first train trip ever and he made me feel at home. I worked on the service industry for 13 years. I know what it takes to deal with the public. He’s great and I will always remember this train trip because of his service. Thanks Javier!!!More

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

In the last month, £92.41 was the average price of a train ticket from Tacoma, WA to Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £56.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tacoma to Los Angeles by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £89 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Los Angeles in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £124 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Los Angeles from Tacoma will be about £56.08 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Tacoma, Washington to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41d 6h 8m£107.17
Amtrak Coast Starlight11d 10h 4m£88.85
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 4 Amtrak trains from Tacoma to Los Angeles every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £89.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tacoma 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 Tacoma to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tacoma 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.

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

The distance between Tacoma and Los Angeles is approximately 938 miles, or 1509 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 31 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 58 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 Tacoma to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Tacoma at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00. 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 Tacoma to Los Angeles?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Tacoma. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tacoma to Los Angeles for £138.03.

City Information

Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tacoma:

Other train stations in Tacoma:

  • 1001 Puyallup Ave

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

los angeles union station

Image credit: David Wilson

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Arrival stations

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

Other train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

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