Cheap train tickets from Birmingham, AL to Los Angeles


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How much are train tickets from Birmingham, AL to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$181.00
Fastest67h 27m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Birmingham, AL to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Los Angeles was $316.36. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $112.17 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 Birmingham, AL to Los Angeles?

The distance between Birmingham and Los Angeles is approximately 1799.73 miles, or 2895.65 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 89 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 67 hours and 27 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 Birmingham to Los Angeles?

On Saturday trains from Birmingham 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Birmingham to Los Angeles?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. One train carrier operates regular service on the Birmingham to Los Angeles route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Birmingham to Los Angeles, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Birmingham 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 Birmingham, AL to Los Angeles, which start at $87.00.

One train company connects Birmingham to Los Angeles


Amtrak train tickets from Birmingham to Los Angeles start from $181.00, and on average cost $349.27. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 2 other train stations.

From Birmingham to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 89 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 67 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $333.47 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Birmingham on their way to Los Angeles:
  • Intermodal Facility
There are 3 different stations where trains from Birmingham 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
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd