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How much are train tickets from Topeka to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$142.00
Fastest Train33h 31m
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Topeka-Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Topeka to Los Angeles 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.

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

In the last month, $142.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Topeka, KS to Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 Topeka to Los Angeles?

The distance between Topeka and Los Angeles is approximately 1295 miles, or 2084 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 hours and 31 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 Topeka to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Topeka at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00am. 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 Topeka to Los Angeles?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Topeka to Los Angeles. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Topeka. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Topeka to Los Angeles for $152.00.

Which train should you take from Topeka to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Topeka, Kansas to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 11h 19m$163.61
Amtrak Southwest Chief11d 9h 31m$150.31

Where is the train station in Topeka?

There is one train station in Topeka:

  • 500 SE Holliday Pl

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Topeka will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Union Station

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