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Compare train tickets from Los Angeles to Austin

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Austin?

Lowest Price$129.00
Fastest Train33h 23m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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, $191.75 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to Austin. By booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $55.25 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Austin is approximately 1225 miles, or 1972 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 41 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 hours and 23 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 Austin 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 Wednesday 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.

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

Trains leave the station in Los Angeles twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Austin faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Austin to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Austin for $87.00.

What train services are there from Los Angeles to Austin?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to Austin. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 19h 15m$227.27
Amtrak Texas Eagle11d 9h 23m$144.89

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are two stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train to Austin:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Austin?

Austin has one train station:

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

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