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Los Angeles - Vancouver Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Los Angeles to Vancouver. The train trip from Los Angeles to Vancouver is usually about 50 hours and 13 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 49 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance1081 mi (1740 km)
Fastest train49h 32m
Lowest price$164.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Los Angeles to Vancouver

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Donald

February 27, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: I successfully arrived at my destination. Cons: I do not believe that the Wanderu site offered an option other than a coach seat. I later booked a roomette through Amtrak. This caused a minor inconvenience, but I connected successfully with the bus connection from Seattle to Vancouver. All good. Tips: Be patient at the Border Control Crossing ... realize that "everyone" aboard the bus needs to clear the checkpoint, not just you.

4.0

Michaela

October 8, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: the coach seats were very comfortable and spacious, and the cars were very quiet during the night. Cons: i wish that the diner car was open to coach passengers, or the cafe had a few more options for healthy food. the bathrooms were also pretty gross. Tips: bring a blanket and a pillow, the trains cats are freezing at night. also bring lots of water because water bottles are a bit expensive onboard.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Vancouver was $164.00. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Los Angeles and Vancouver. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Vancouver if you book your train tickets at least 2 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $70.00.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during July. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Los Angeles to Vancouver, with the average price at just $176. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $217. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Los Angeles to Vancouver, book online with Wanderu at least 2 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $70.00 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Vancouver?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles to Vancouver. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 2h 14m$246.46
  • 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 Los Angeles to Vancouver every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $164.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Los Angeles and Vancouver is approximately 1081 miles, or 1740 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 50 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 49 hours and 32 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Los Angeles to Vancouver on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Los Angeles at 9:00am and arrives in Vancouver around 49 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

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.

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

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

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All train stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

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