Cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles


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

Lowest Price$144.00
Fastest36h 25m
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Overall score for Vancouver to Los Angeles
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September 11, 2019Vacation
The relaxed nature of the train ride.
The relentless samenss of the menu in the dinning car. It is the same all across America. Really?
Take the train one way and fly back.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Vancouver to Los Angeles is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Vancouver to Los Angeles was $165.18. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $48.27 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles?

The distance between Vancouver and Los Angeles is approximately 1082.03 miles, or 1740.92 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 38 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Vancouver to Los Angeles?

On Thursday trains from Vancouver to Los Angeles are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Vancouver to Los Angeles?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. One train carrier operates regular service on the Vancouver to Los Angeles route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to Los Angeles, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Vancouver to Los Angeles, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, which start at $69.00.

One train company connects Vancouver to Los Angeles


Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to Los Angeles start from $144.00, and on average cost $176.93. 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 Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 2 other train stations.

From Vancouver to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 38 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 36 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $191.15 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to Los Angeles:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There are 3 different stations where trains from Vancouver arrive in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Los Angeles:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal