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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Merced?

Lowest Price$34.50
Fastest Train5h 48m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines1
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Los Angeles-Merced Train Schedule

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Los Angeles to Merced
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Sophia
5.0
May 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
No delays, very quiet, helpful staff.
Cons
Everything went well nothing to imrprove.
Tips
Be prepared to have your own snacks due to covid no snacks was available, just emergency snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Merced right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Los Angeles to Merced?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Los Angeles to Merced, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Merced?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $34.50 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to Merced. By booking your trip 12 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.66 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Merced is approximately 257 miles, or 414 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 48 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to Merced are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Los Angeles to Merced?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Merced to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Merced for $29.00.

What train services are there from Los Angeles to Merced?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles to Merced. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak96h 12m$40.43

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train:

  • Union Station
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Merced?

Merced has one train station:

  • 324 W 24th St

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