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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, CA?

Lowest Price€118.47
Fastest Train35h 5m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Vancouver to Los Angeles, 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.

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

In the last month, €132.05 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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

The distance between Vancouver and Los Angeles is approximately 1081 miles, or 1740 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 37 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 35 hours and 5 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 Vancouver 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 Tuesday 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 Vancouver at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 05:00. 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 Vancouver to Los Angeles?

Trains leave the station in Vancouver 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 Los Angeles to Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Los Angeles for €147.68.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to Los Angeles, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 13h 18m€137.44

Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to Los Angeles start from €118, and on average cost €137. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station, From Vancouver to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 37 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 35 hours and 5 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €140 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Los Angeles

Monthly average prices

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Traci

11 September 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: The relaxed nature of the train ride. Cons: The relentless samenss of the menu in the dinning car. It is the same all across America. Really? Tips: Take the train one way and fly back. Pros: The relaxed nature of the train ride. Cons: The relentless samenss of the menu in the dinning car. It is the same all across America. Really? Tips: Take the train one way and fly back.

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