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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Anaheim to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from Anaheim to Los Angeles usually takes around one hour and 11 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 44 minutes.

Distance24 mi (39 km)
Fastest train0h 44m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day20
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Anaheim to Los Angeles

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Alexander

May 21, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: The person who was checking tickets was very pleasant. Cons: The fold out desks on the back of the chairs could be improved, some cleaning, and the outlet should be positioned lower or higher, you can't charge an apple computer due to the pull out desk being in t...

Pros: The person who was checking tickets was very pleasant. Cons: The fold out desks on the back of the chairs could be improved, some cleaning, and the outlet should be positioned lower or higher, you can't charge an apple computer due to the pull out desk being in the way. Tips: Have your tickets ready!

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4.0

Dr Heinz

March 5, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

A leisurely journey

A leisurely journey

4.0

Victor

February 16, 2020- Business

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Timeliness and available seats

Timeliness and available seats

5.0

Harini

August 25, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Very convenient and comfortable travel.

Very convenient and comfortable travel.

5.0

Linda

July 6, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

I will always recommend Amtrak for travel. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE, MAKES LIFE SO MUCH EASIER. THANK YOU !

I will always recommend Amtrak for travel. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE, MAKES LIFE SO MUCH EASIER. THANK YOU !

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

In the last month, $17.28 was the average price of a train ticket from Anaheim to Los Angeles. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Anaheim to Los Angeles will vary between $18 and $21. Planning a train trip to Los Angeles within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Anaheim over the next 7 days is $18. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Anaheim to Los Angeles by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $18 whenever you decide to board the train to Los Angeles.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Anaheim to Los Angeles remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Anaheim to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Anaheim to Los Angeles. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 12m$17.98
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner81h 11m$17.88
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Anaheim to Los Angeles every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $16.

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  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 8 train trips from Anaheim to Los Angeles every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Anaheim 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.

How long is the train journey from Anaheim to Los Angeles?

The distance between Anaheim and Los Angeles is approximately 24 miles, or 39 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 44 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Los Angeles.

When are trains the most crowded?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Anaheim to Los Angeles. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Anaheim at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Anaheim to Los Angeles?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 20 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

Anaheim

Anaheim, CA - ANA-0

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-1

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-2

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

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 Anaheim?

Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave  - ANAAMT-1

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Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave  - ANAAMT-0

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Main departure station: Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

The futuristic Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) at 2626 E Katella Ave is one of California's busiest intermodal transit centers. The station is both an iconic gateway to Orange County and a tourism destination in itself. The curved design features diamond-shaped steel arches, recreating the grandeur of major early 20th-century railway stations. This immense transit hub links Amtrak, Greyhound, OCTA bus service, Metrolink, and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) services. It has everything: transit-oriented retail, parking, lockers, bike racks, specialty dining, and community space. ARTIC is near several points of interest, including Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

All train stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Metrolink Station

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