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Las Vegas - Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. The train trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles is usually about 22 hours and 10 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can get you there in as little as 20 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance746 mi (1200 km)
Fastest train20h 48m
Lowest price$97.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

The average price for a train ticket from Las Vegas, NM to Los Angeles, CA is $103.92, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 26 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $126.72 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $110. If you're planning a trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $157 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time, you can save about $126.72 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Las Vegas to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak122h 59m$145.47
Amtrak Southwest Chief121h 8m$128.71
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Las Vegas to Los Angeles every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $109.

  • The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in about 21 hours and 8 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Las Vegas and Los Angeles is approximately 746 miles, or 1200 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 48 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.

Trains from Las Vegas to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Monday. 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.

The earliest train departs Las Vegas at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Main departure station: 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

There is one train station in Las Vegas.

All train stations in Las Vegas:

  • 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

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

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Union Station

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

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