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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Albuquerque to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$69.00
Fastest Train16h 41m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Albuquerque 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Albuquerque to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Albuquerque to Los Angeles. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $111.12 was the average price of a train ticket from Albuquerque, NM 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $23.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Albuquerque to Los Angeles?

The distance between Albuquerque and Los Angeles is approximately 666 miles, or 1071 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 25 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 41 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 Albuquerque to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Albuquerque at 5:00am 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 Albuquerque to Los Angeles?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Albuquerque to Los Angeles for $75.00.

Which train should you take from Albuquerque to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 5h 46m$136.96
Amtrak Southwest Chief116h 41m$70.24

Where is the train station in Albuquerque?

There is one train station in Albuquerque:

  • Alvarado Transp Ctr - 314 1st St SW

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Albuquerque 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

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Albuquerque, NM to Los Angeles, CA
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Southwest Chief report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Luz Milena
June 22, 2019Vacation
El trayecto al atardecer y el amanecer, muy hermoso, mas con los sonidos de los rieles, la linea en perfecti estado
Indemnizar a los usuariis por viajes con mas de 3 horas de retraso.
Reserve con anticipacion, y la empresa que reaccione frente a la emergencia con certeza, y claridad, el lugar de posponner la hora de llegada del tren cada 30 minutos
May 24, 2019
the train was overbooked, and one of the staff gave me his seat.
We were running nearly two hours late which meant that I missed out on a couple of hours of daylight at the beginning of the trip. We were not notified of how late the train would be although I would have thought that could be calculated and sent ahead. Waiting for two ...More
keep your plugs and cords for charging handy.

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