Cheap Kansas City to Los Angeles  train tickets

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How much are Kansas City to Los Angeles train tickets?

Lowest Price$140.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from Kansas City to Los Angeles ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Kansas City 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 Kansas City to Los Angeles was $148.56. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $96.00 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 journey from Kansas City to Los Angeles ? How far is Kansas City to Los Angeles ?

The distance between Kansas City to Los Angeles is 1355.06 miles or 2180.20 km. A train trip from Kansas City to Los Angeles typically takes 38 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Southwest Chief. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 35 hours and 18 minutes to get from Kansas City to Los Angeles.

Going from Kansas City to Los Angeles by train takes over 38 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Tuesday trains from Kansas City 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Kansas City to Los Angeles

Typically there are 3 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 Kansas City to Los Angeles, usually offering 2 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 Kansas City to Los Angeles, which start at $86.00.

Kansas City to Los Angeles is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Kansas City to Los Angeles start from $151.50, and on average cost $166.30. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Kansas City leaves from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Catalina Express Terminal and 3 other train stations.

From Kansas City to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 40 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 35 hours and 18 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $165.44 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
1d 16h 12m
Avg. Price
$166.30

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief train tickets from Kansas City to Los Angeles start from $140.00, and on average cost $154.18. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Southwest Chief schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Southwest Chief in Kansas City leaves from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station,

From Kansas City to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Southwest Chief takes 35 hours and 18 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Southwest Chief scheduled trip per day, which will cost $153.33 for a one-way weekend reservation from Kansas City.

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Avg. Time
1d 11h 18m
Avg. Price
$154.18

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Kansas City on their way to Los Angeles. The busiest departure station in Kansas City serving this route is Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd.
  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd
There are 5 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., The busiest departure station in Kansas City serving this route is Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Union Station, Catalina Express Terminal, 931 S Gaffey St, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd.
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Union Station
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd