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Las Vegas - San Francisco Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Traveling by train from Las Vegas to San Francisco usually takes 13 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 13 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance417 mi (671 km)
Fastest train13h 30m
Lowest price$112.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Las Vegas to San Francisco

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Marta

January 14, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Confortable and on time. Cons: Everything was ok.

What is the price of a train ticket from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Las Vegas to San Francisco was $119.33. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $11.20 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco is expected to fluctuate between $118 and $154 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to San Francisco in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Las Vegas is $120.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for May if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Las Vegas to San Francisco. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $97. If you're planning a trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco during February, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $111 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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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $11.20 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Las Vegas to San Francisco. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak113h 32m$124.76
  • 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 San Francisco every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $112.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Las Vegas to San Francisco, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Las Vegas and San Francisco is approximately 417 miles, or 671 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 30 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 San Francisco 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.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Las Vegas at 8:00am and arrives in San Francisco around 13 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas.

City Information

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Main departure station: Tour Bus Loading Zone

There is one train station in Las Vegas.

All train stations in Las Vegas:

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

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Main arrival station: San Francisco, California

Behind a modern curved façade lies San Francisco’s commuter hub, the Salesforce Transit Center. This gateway to downtown San Francisco and the entire Bay Area welcomes tens of thousands of passengers every day. Finding your way around is easy thanks to more than 270 digital displays with transit information. The Salesforce Transit Center serves as a bus station for Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway buses, as well as several public transit options for convenient connections. A standout feature of the Salesforce Transit Center is a public five-acre rooftop park which gives travelers an open space to relax. Rotating food trucks, cafés, carts, and pop-up retail make this a dynamic and vibrant destination in itself.

All train stations in San Francisco:

  • San Francisco, California

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