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traveling from New York to Los Angeles by train

Cheapest price$230.00
Fastest time67h 35m
Trips per day9
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from New York to Los Angeles?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from New York to Los Angeles is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from New York to Los Angeles were $268.99. By booking 18 days out, tickets are on average $56.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from New York to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Los Angeles by train is at 3 PM on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6 AM on Monday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from New York. Most train trips to Los Angeles will depart from Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal.
  • Penn Station
  • Grand Central Terminal
Train trips arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal are the main train stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from New York.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal