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Oklahoma City - Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles. The train trip from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles is usually about 52 hours and 12 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 36 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance1178 mi (1897 km)
Fastest train36h 7m
Lowest price$173.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles cost $260.14, on average. Due to the distance between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, train tickets on this route tend to be relatively pricey. Booking your trip at least 28 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $297.11 more.

Average prices by travel date

$435$290$145JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles is expected to fluctuate between $232 and $422 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Los Angeles in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Oklahoma City is $304.

Monthly avg. prices

$450$360$270$180$90ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $247. If you're thinking of traveling from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $439 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around $297.11. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oklahoma City to Los Angeles. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22d 4h 12m$330.96
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $173.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oklahoma City 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.

The distance between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles is approximately 1178 miles, or 1897 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 7 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.

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Oklahoma City at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Oklahoma City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Los Angeles to Oklahoma City.

City Information

Oklahoma City

Often overlooked by travelers, Oklahoma City features a treasure trove of fun and quirky little secrets that will keep you enchanted. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Museum of Osteology, which is one of the only two osteology museums in North America. Featuring more than 300 complete skeletons, as well as 400 different skulls, the museum is a unique experience that will leave you pleasantly satisfied. For those interested in the city’s history and its Western heritage, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers deep insights into the period.

After a day of exploring the city’s many museums, unwind at Bricktown, which offers some of the best entertainment establishments and eateries in town. Oklahoma City boasts a large population of Vietnamese Americans, and one of the best spots to try out amazing pho noodles is at Pho Ca Dao, a local favorite. In case you want to enjoy the most authentically Oklahoman dishes, try Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city.

Travelers can catch a bus from several different places in the city depending on the carrier you are traveling with. For train travelers, the Oklahoma City Amtrak station is located right in the heart of downtown making it easily accessible. The city is served by two airports: the Will Rogers World Airport, which is located 6 miles southwest of Downtown, and the Wiley Post Airport, seven miles northwest of the central business district.

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 Oklahoma City?

100 S EK Gaylord Blvd  - OKCAMT-0

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Main departure station: 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

The Oklahoma City Amtrak Station, also known as the historic Santa Fe Depot, is a stunning Art Deco building designed and built in 1934. Oklahoma City is the origin point for Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer train to Fort Worth, where travelers can connect to other Amtrak trains in the nation’s largest passenger rail network. The station has a few vending machines, restrooms, and a seating area where you may spot a few heads craned back to admire the intricate geometric mosaics on the ceiling. Located in the Bricktown neighborhood of downtown OKC, the station is within walking distance to Paycom Center (home of the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder) and Bricktown Ballpark (home of the MLB’s OKC Dodgers).

All train stations in Oklahoma City:

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

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