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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Houston?

Lowest Price$134.00
Fastest Train35h 10m
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Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Houston

Average prices by travel date

$285$190$95AugAug

Monthly average prices

$275$220$165$110$55SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$275$220$165$110$553020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Almutazz
5.0
October 17, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The rail road is monumental
Cons
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $206.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX. Given how far apart Los Angeles and Houston 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 Houston?

The distance between Los Angeles and Houston is approximately 1371 miles, or 2206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 51 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 35 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?

Trains from Los Angeles to Houston 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 Sunday 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 Houston?

Trains leave the station in Los Angeles twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Houston 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 Houston to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Houston for $115.00.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Houston?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 8h 1m$237.06
Amtrak Sunset Limited11d 11h 11m$136.65

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

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

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

Where is the train station in Houston?

Houston has one train station:

  • 902 Washington Ave

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