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Trains from Los Angeles to Paso Robles

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Los Angeles - Paso Robles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Los Angeles to Paso Robles. Traveling by train from Los Angeles to Paso Robles usually takes around 8 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance175 mi (282 km)
Fastest train5h 10m
Lowest price$33.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles to Paso Robles

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




March 31, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Beautiful scenery. Tips: At Van Nuys station, the platform is quite far from the station--leave yourself five extra minutes leeway.

Pros: Beautiful scenery. Tips: At Van Nuys station, the platform is quite far from the station--leave yourself five extra minutes leeway.



January 15, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Easy and beautiful scenery

Easy and beautiful scenery



December 12, 2019- Visiting family


Pros: First time on Amtrak and it was an easy and comfortable way to travel. Cons: I didn't really see need for improvement. Tips: Bring a neck pillow of you plan to sleep at all on the train.

Pros: First time on Amtrak and it was an easy and comfortable way to travel. Cons: I didn't really see need for improvement. Tips: Bring a neck pillow of you plan to sleep at all on the train.

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

In the last month, $55.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Paso Robles. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $19.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Los Angeles to Paso Robles will vary between $54 and $68. Planning a train trip to Paso Robles within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Los Angeles over the next 7 days is $54. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Los Angeles to Paso Robles by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $46 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to Paso Robles in September, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $53 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Paso Robles from Los Angeles will be about $19.76 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Paso Robles?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to Paso Robles. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak39h 45m$67.11
Amtrak Coast Starlight16h 14m$38.85
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Paso Robles every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $36.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Los Angeles to Paso Robles takes 6 hours and 14 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $33.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Paso Robles 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles to Paso Robles. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Paso Robles?

The distance between Los Angeles and Paso Robles is approximately 175 miles, or 282 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 10 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Los Angeles to Paso Robles. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday 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 Los Angeles at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Paso Robles?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Paso Robles. 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 Paso Robles 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main departure 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

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 4005 Taylor St

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

  • Oceanside Transit Center

  • Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 2717 W Bell Rd

  • 26701 Verdugo St

  • 400 N Toole Ave

  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy

  • 105 N Cedros Ave - Solana Beach Transit Ctr

Where is the train station in Paso Robles?

Main arrival station: Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

Paso Robles has one train station.

All train stations in Paso Robles:

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

Need a return trip from Paso Robles to Los Angeles?

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