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Los Angeles-Boston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Boston?

Lowest Price$197.00
Fastest Train70h 52m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Boston 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 Boston?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles to Boston. 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.

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

In the last month, $237.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Boston, MA. Given how far apart Los Angeles and Boston are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Boston is approximately 2591 miles, or 4170 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 85 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 70 hours and 52 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 Boston 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 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 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Boston?

There are 4 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 Boston to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Boston for $131.00.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Boston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles, California to Boston, Massachusetts. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43d 13h 30m$263.42

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Boston start from $197, and on average cost $263. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Boston. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 2 other stations. And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station. From Los Angeles to Boston train travel on Amtrak takes 85 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 70 hours and 52 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Boston:

  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Los Angeles at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$270$180$90SepOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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