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Dallas - Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Dallas and Los Angeles. The average train journey from Dallas to Los Angeles takes 56 hours and 50 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 43 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance1238 mi (1992 km)
Fastest train43h 35m
Lowest price$122.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Dallas to Los Angeles was $275.49. Considering the distance between Dallas and Los Angeles, tickets on this route are relatively expensive. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 14 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $74.82 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$555$370$185MayJun

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Dallas to Los Angeles will cost between $224 and $542. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$300$240$180$120$60JJASONDJFMAM
Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Dallas to Los Angeles. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $236. If you're planning a trip from Dallas to Los Angeles during June, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $276 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$350$280$210$140$703020100

By booking your train trip from Dallas to Los Angeles on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time, you can save about $74.82 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Dallas to Los Angeles?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 12h 44m$317.32
Amtrak Texas Eagle11d 19h 35m$220.43
  • 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 Dallas to Los Angeles every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $135.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Dallas to Los Angeles start from $122, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Dallas leaves from Union Station - 400 S Houston St . And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station .

    From Dallas to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 43 hours and 35 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Dallas.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dallas and Los Angeles is approximately 1238 miles, or 1992 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 56 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 hours and 35 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Dallas to Los Angeles on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Dallas at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Dallas 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 Dallas.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas, TX - DAL-1

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

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 Dallas?

Union Station - 400 S Houston St - DALAMT-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station first opened in 1916, and connected Dallas to the United States’ growing rail network. Today, the station offers service on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle line which runs from Chicago to San Antonio. Passengers can also connect to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) within the station. Located just east of downtown Dallas, Union Station is conveniently close to the Dallas Convention Center, the primary bus station, and several of the area’s main freeways. Parking, restrooms, and vending machines are available at the station, and it’s easy to grab a quick bite at any one of numerous nearby eateries, from fast food joints to steakhouses.

All train stations in Dallas:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

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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