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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

Lowest price$90.00
Fastest train12h 28m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Las Vegas, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

In the last month, $90.00 was the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Las Vegas, NV. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $25.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

The distance between San Francisco and Las Vegas is approximately 417 miles, or 671 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 28 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 San Francisco to Las Vegas are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Francisco at 8:00am and arrives in Las Vegas around 12 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Francisco to Las Vegas for $73.00.

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112h 43m$98.90

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Las Vegas start from $90, and on average cost $99. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Las Vegas. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Salesforce Plaza, And in Las Vegas trains arrive at Tour Bus Loading Zone and one other train station. From San Francisco to Las Vegas train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Las Vegas faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 28 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $99 for a one-way train ticket to Las Vegas.

Price trends for trains from San Francisco to Las Vegas

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45AprMay

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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