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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Albuquerque?

Lowest Price$69.00
Fastest Train16h 20m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $88.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Albuquerque, NM. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Albuquerque is approximately 666 miles, or 1071 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 20 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 Albuquerque are the most crowded on Monday. 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 11:00am 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 Albuquerque?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Los Angeles to Albuquerque. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Albuquerque to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Albuquerque for $89.00.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Albuquerque?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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
Amtrak31d 0h 44m$100.93
Amtrak Southwest Chief116h 20m$70.85

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

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

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

Where is the train station in Albuquerque?

Albuquerque has one train station:

  • Alvarado Transp Ctr - 314 1st St SW

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Albuquerque, NM
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 29, 2019Business
Ease of purchase.
It's not really comfortable for tall people
July 20, 2019Solo travel
The view and the viewing carriage
Food downstairs was disgusting (microwaved burgers etc) and the food in the dining car upstairs was way overpriced. Bathroom doors didn't lock properly. Wifi was advertised but wasn't actually offered. Chairs relatively comfortable but perhaps dividers are needed betwee...More
Don't expect wifi! I would definitely take a pillow and blanket (it got quite cold!). I ended up sleeping in the viewing car because I could lie down. Take ear plugs and an eye cover for sleep. Definitely pack your own food!! Have a book and downloaded movies.

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