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There are 8 stops between Jack London Square Station in Oakland (the closest train station to San Francisco) and Union Station in Los Angeles. Those stops are:
Alternatively, you can depart out of Diridon Caltrain Station in San Jose.
San Francisco International Airport and Oakland’s Jack London Square Station (the nearest train station to S.F.), are both about 13 miles away from the city center. However, 101 South toward SFO tends to have significantly worse traffic, which may extend your total travel time.
On Bay Area Rapid Transit, the light rail to SFO takes approximately 29 minutes, whereas the Blue and Green lines to Jack London Square take about 24 minutes.
The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles is approximately 347.62 miles, or 559.30 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 24 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.
Typically there are 32 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Los Angeles route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Los Angeles, usually offering 32 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles, which start at $4.99. To compare all possible modes of travel, check out our guide on how to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles start from $52.00, and on average cost $58.55. Daily there are 32 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from 425 Mission St and 3 other stations. And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 5 other train stations.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 24 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 35 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $58.55 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.