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San Francisco to Los Angeles train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€47.25
Shortest Duration9h 0m
Trips per day29
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How to book cheap San Francisco to Los Angeles train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from San Francisco to Los Angeles were €57.76. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average €3.57 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles by train is at 07:00 on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 16:00 on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak from San Francisco to Los Angeles has the most daily schedules

On average there are 29 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from San Francisco to Los Angeles, with an average of 29 trips per day and 584 monthly trips. One train carrier currently travels from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Of the 29 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles starts at €7.12.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to Los Angeles train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from San Francisco to Los Angeles from €47.25. There are 29 Amtrak schedules from San Francisco to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay €58.26 for a Amtrak ticket to Los Angeles. In San Francisco, Amtrak departs to Los Angeles from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other stations. In Los Angeles, Amtrak arrives at Union Station and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Amtrak from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 11 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Los Angeles in 9 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 29 trips per day and you could expect to pay €59.07 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
11h 21m
Avg. Price
€58.26

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have train departures from San Francisco. Most train trips to Los Angeles will depart from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
train trips arrive in Los Angeles at 5 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, 592 Gayley Ave, Catalina Express Terminal, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd are the main train stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from San Francisco.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd