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Los Angeles - San Antonio Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio

There are usually 6 daily bus trips available from Los Angeles to San Antonio.

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$103.47
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$185.44
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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Los Angeles to San Antonio. Traveling by train from Los Angeles to San Antonio usually takes 33 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can make the trip in 29 hours.

Distance1202 mi (1934 km)
Fastest train29h 0m
Lowest price$141.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Los Angeles to San Antonio

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Shona

January 18, 2024- Couples trip

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Pros: Never done an Amtrak trip before but would definitely do it again the coach seats were so spacious and comfortable you can recline seats without impacting people behind you, I preferred it to flying. They have a great cafe with a good variety to pick from hot to cold food they also have a restaurant if you wished to book there. Cons: The toilet facilities could be slightly better than they were I am slightly wider than the average person and I really struggled with the space given. Getting WiFi was very difficult for us to n9n existent. Tips: We noticed other travellers who had done this before they brought blankets with them. We are from uk so we only had fleeces with us but they were good. We brought some snacks onboard with us and got hot snacks from the cafe which are a decent price.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Antonio was $155.50. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 27 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $110.67 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

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Ticket prices for the train from Los Angeles to San Antonio often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $157. If you're thinking of traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $260 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio, book online with Wanderu at least 27 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $110.67 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to San Antonio?

There are 3 train lines with service from Los Angeles to San Antonio. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 12h 25m$240.95
Amtrak Sunset Limited11d 5h 0m$246.40
Amtrak Texas Eagle11d 5h 0m$270.77
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to San Antonio every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $153.

  • The Amtrak Sunset Limited is a southern Amtrak route that crosses through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The double-decker carriages have a variety of roomettes, bedrooms, and suites, as well as a restuarant and cafe service.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Los Angeles to San Antonio start from $141, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to San Antonio. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station . And in San Antonio trains arrive at 350 Hoefgen St .

    From Los Angeles to San Antonio train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 29 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to San Antonio on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Los Angeles and San Antonio is approximately 1202 miles, or 1934 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours,

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.

Trains departing from Los Angeles to San Antonio tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to San Antonio. 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 San Antonio 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.

San Antonio

San Antonio, TX - SAT-0

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San Antonio, TX - SAT-1

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San Antonio is a fast-growing city located in the southwest corner of the Texas Triangle. In addition to the alluring year-round warm weather, San Antonio offers a blend of rich history with contemporary attractions and cuisine.

If there's one thing to remember from your trip to San Antonio, it’s the Alamo! This 18th century fortress is one of five Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, all of which are connected by a scenic hiking and biking trail. If history isn't your thing, the River Walk along the San Antonio River is a much livelier spot. This shaded path is lined with shops and restaurants, and you could spend an entire day strolling, shopping, and eating along the river. Don't sleep on the riverside bars, either – San Antonio is one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S. so you can bar-hop to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) delight.

Traveling with little ones? San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, any one of which will provide a thrilling adventure with no screen time required. Visitors of all ages will find treasures at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the U.S., where handcrafted art from local artisans is available alongside authentic Mexican food.

San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the Lone Star State, so it is very easy to travel to other Texas destinations like Austin, Houston, and Dallas by bus or by train, or to destinations farther afield through the San Antonio International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Union Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

  • Pacific Central Station

Where is the train station in San Antonio?

350 Hoefgen St - SATAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 350 Hoefgen St

The San Antonio Amtrak Station is adjacent to the city’s vibrant downtown, nestled between the Alamodome sports complex and the historic Sunset Station where train service began in 1902. Amtrak operations moved to its new home at 350 Hoefgen Ave in 1998, where passengers can board the Texas Eagle to travel to Chicago, or connect to the Sunset Limited heading to Los Angeles. The stuccoed, Spanish Mission Revival style station is fully accessible, and offers comfortable seating as well as restrooms available in the waiting room. Two of San Antonio’s most popular attractions, the bustling Riverwalk and the historic Alamo, cannot be missed and luckily are within just 1 mile of the station.

All train stations in San Antonio:

  • 350 Hoefgen St

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