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Los Angeles - Flagstaff Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Los Angeles and Flagstaff. The average train journey from Los Angeles to Flagstaff takes 15 hours and 1 minute, but some Amtrak Southwest Chief train trips are as short as 10 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance383 mi (616 km)
Fastest train10h 19m
Lowest price$68.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Flagstaff was $79.17. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $53.21 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Los Angeles to Flagstaff will range from $76 to $133. If you're planning to travel by train to Flagstaff in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles you can find in the next 7 days is $81. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Los Angeles to Flagstaff often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $70. If you're thinking of traveling from Los Angeles to Flagstaff during September, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $119 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in September, is to book your trip well 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 Flagstaff, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $53.21 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Flagstaff?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to Flagstaff. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak117h 1m$96.65
Amtrak Southwest Chief110h 31m$84.53
  • 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 Flagstaff every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $80.

  • The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Los Angeles to Flagstaff in about 10 hours and 31 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Los Angeles and Flagstaff is approximately 383 miles, or 616 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 19 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.

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

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Los Angeles twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Flagstaff faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Flagstaff 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.

Flagstaff

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Blessed with plenty of pine forests and amazing sceneries, Flagstaff is more than just a pit stop for travelers who need respite from the scorching desert. We even named it one of the best places to visit in Arizona! The first place every traveler should visit is the Historic Downtown and Railroad District, which was built along the historic Route 66. As you stroll around the quarter, you will catch glimpses of quaint buildings constructed during the early 20th century, giving the area an authentically vintage vibe.

Stargazers should hightail it to the Lowell Observatory, whose telescope provides a breathtaking view of vast and unending space. If you are ready for some hiking, consider spending a day at the Wupatki National Monument. In this natural reserve, tourists can find ruins of indigenous villages and learn about the history of indigenous people in the area.

Budget pizzerias abound in Flagstaff to cater to a student crowd, and one of the best spots around is Oregano's Pizza Bistro. Cottage Place has some of the best offerings in town for a fancier meal and some delicious fillet mignon!

Amtrak's Southwest Chief stops at Flagstaff's train station at 1 East Rte 66. If you're traveling by bus, companies like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines operate out of the station on Butler Ave. Local air service goes through the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, located just 4.3 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Flagstaff.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Flagstaff?

1 East Rte 66  - FLGAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 1 East Rte 66

The Flagstaff station at 1 East Rte 66 doubles as the city's Visitors Center, so you'll have travel resources available as soon as you step off the train. Also, check out the gift shop's selection of Flagstaff and train-themed souvenirs, clothing, books, and Route 66 memorabilia. Flagstaff is a stop along the Southwest Chief Amtrak line, connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. You can take the Southwest Chief line one stop west to Williams and then take the Grand Canyon Railway straight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Or, since the station is in the heart of the city, you can begin your Flagstaff exploration right away.

All train stations in Flagstaff:

  • 1 East Rte 66

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