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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from St Louis to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$134.00
Fastest Train42h 0m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis 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 St Louis to Los Angeles?

In the last month, $164.61 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis, MO to Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $115.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from St Louis to Los Angeles?

The distance between St Louis and Los Angeles is approximately 1586 miles, or 2552 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 49 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 42 hours,

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 St Louis to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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?

The earliest train departs St Louis at 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 St Louis to Los Angeles?

Trains leave the station in St Louis twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Los Angeles faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to St Louis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Louis to Los Angeles for $87.00.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from St Louis, Missouri 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 23h 15m$189.15
Amtrak Texas Eagle12d 11h 41m$150.82

Where is the train station in St Louis?

There is one train station in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

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

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

Price trends for trains from St Louis to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis, MO to Los Angeles, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Lawrence

June 21, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Cons: It was an enjoyable experience. Tips: I have no complaints. Cons: It was an enjoyable experience. Tips: I have no complaints.

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