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Vancouver-Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

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

Lowest Price$144.00
Fastest Train35h 5m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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, $158.08 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 20 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 Thursday. 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 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. 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?

There are 3 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 Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Los Angeles for $179.50.

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. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 13h 21m$160.87

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 receives travelers from Vancouver at its two active train stations:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Los Angeles

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, CA
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Traci
4.0
September 11, 2019Vacation
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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