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Los Angeles-Modesto Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Modesto?

Lowest Price$38.25
Fastest Train6h 36m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Modesto 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Modesto?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Los Angeles to Modesto, 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.

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

In the last month, $39.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Modesto, CA. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Modesto is approximately 292 miles, or 470 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 36 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 Modesto are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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.

Is there a direct train from Los Angeles to Modesto?

There are 10 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 Modesto to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Modesto for $20.00.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Modesto?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles, California to Modesto, California. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak107h 4m$42.13

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Where is the train station in Modesto?

Modesto has one train station:

  • 1700 Held Dr

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Modesto

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15SepOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Modesto, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

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Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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