Cheap train tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles

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How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$138.00
Fastest46h 35m
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Users that traveled with Amtrak Sunset Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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How do you find cheap train tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New Orleans to Los Angeles was $284.91. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $67.20 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from New Orleans to Los Angeles?

The distance between New Orleans and Los Angeles is approximately 1670.35 miles, or 2687.50 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 74 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 hours and 35 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from New Orleans to Los Angeles?

On Sunday trains from New Orleans to Los Angeles are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between New Orleans to Los Angeles

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. On the route to Los Angeles 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between New Orleans to Los Angeles, usually offering 5 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Los Angeles with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles, which start at $101.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from New Orleans to Los Angeles

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles start from $138.00, and on average cost $325.14. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 3 other train stations.

From New Orleans to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 76 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 46 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $334.66 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
3d 4h 58m
Avg. Price
$325.14

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Amtrak Sunset Limited train tickets from New Orleans to Los Angeles start from $138.00, and on average cost $157.47. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Sunset Limited schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Sunset Limited in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station,

From New Orleans to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Sunset Limited takes 46 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Sunset Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 46 hours and 35 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Sunset Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $156.60 for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Restroom
Snacks
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
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Avg. Time
1d 22h 38m
Avg. Price
$157.47

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New Orleans on their way to Los Angeles. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in New Orleans are:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave
There are 4 different stations where trains arrive to in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Los Angeles:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Catalina Express Terminal