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Portland-Los Angeles Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||26h 10m|
|Trains Per Day||6|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Portland 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 Portland to Los Angeles?
What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to Los Angeles?
In the last month, $109.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Portland to Los Angeles?
The distance between Portland and Los Angeles is approximately 826 miles, or 1330 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 10 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 Portland to Los Angeles 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 Friday 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 Portland at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Portland to Los Angeles?
There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
Which train should you take from Portland to Los Angeles?
2 train services operate from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Where is the train station in Portland?
There is one train station in Portland:
- Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
Where is the train station in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles receives travelers from Portland at its two active train stations:
- Union Station
- Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
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