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traveling from San Jose to Los Angeles by train

Cheapest price$49.00
Shortest Duration9h 0m
Trips per day26
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from San Jose to Los Angeles is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from San Jose to Los Angeles were $60.61. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Jose to Los Angeles by train is at 6:00 AM on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 12:00 PM on Monday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from San Jose to Los Angeles?

On average there are 26 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from San Jose to Los Angeles, with an average of 24 trips per day and 470 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from San Jose to Los Angeles. Of the 26 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from San Jose start at $1.00.

train lines that run from San Jose to Los Angeles

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from San Jose to Los Angeles. The average Amtrak Coast Starlight ticket to Los Angeles costs $62.11. Cheap Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $49.00. In San Jose, Amtrak Coast Starlight departs from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Coast Starlight arrives at Union Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Coast Starlight from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 10 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Coast Starlight trip will get you to Los Angeles in 9 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $65.79 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Amtrak Coast Starlight
Amtrak Coast Starlight
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
10h 35m
Avg. Price
$62.11

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 24 train schedule(s) from San Jose to Los Angeles. The average Amtrak ticket to Los Angeles costs $61.14. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $55.00. In San Jose, Amtrak departs from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Amtrak arrives at Union Station and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Amtrak from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 11 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Los Angeles in 9 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 21 trips per day and you could expect to pay $59.89 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
11h 14m
Avg. Price
$61.14

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from San Jose. Most train trips to Los Angeles will depart from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
Train trips arrive in Los Angeles at 4 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave are the main train stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from San Jose.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave