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Trains from Springfield to Los Angeles

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Springfield to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from Springfield to Los Angeles usually takes around 62 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in 62 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance1621 mi (2608 km)
Fastest train62h 29m
Lowest price€128.42
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Texas Eagle
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €154.73 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, IL 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €105.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

€264€211€158€105€53ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Springfield to Los Angeles by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €162 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to Los Angeles in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €263 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

€240€192€144€96€483020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Los Angeles from Springfield will be about €105.30 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Springfield to Los Angeles. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13d 19h 30m€563.52
Amtrak Texas Eagle12d 14h 29m€206.17
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Springfield to Los Angeles every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €564.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Springfield to Los Angeles on the Texas Eagle usually takes 62 hours and 29 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Springfield to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Springfield 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 Springfield to Los Angeles?

The distance between Springfield and Los Angeles is approximately 1621 miles, or 2608 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 62 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 62 hours and 29 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 Springfield 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Springfield at 10:00 and arrives in Los Angeles around 62 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Springfield to Los Angeles?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Los Angeles with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Springfield.

City Information

Los Angeles

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 Springfield?

Main departure station: 100 N Third St

There are two stations in Springfield where you can board the train to Los Angeles.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • 100 N Third St

  • Pine Junction - RTD Park and Ride

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