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El Paso - Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from El Paso to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from El Paso to Los Angeles usually takes around 29 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can make the trip in 16 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance700 mi (1126 km)
Fastest train16h 48m
Lowest price$96.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $130.63 was the average price of a train ticket from El Paso to Los Angeles. 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $24.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from El Paso to Los Angeles by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $100 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from El Paso to Los Angeles in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $125 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Los Angeles from El Paso will be about $24.08 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from El Paso to Los Angeles?

There are 3 train lines with service from El Paso to Los Angeles. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 13h 12m$169.48
Amtrak Sunset Limited116h 48m$101.81
Amtrak Texas Eagle116h 48m$101.68
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 El Paso to Los Angeles every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $134.

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  • Amtrak Sunset Limited

    Amtrak Sunset Limited

    The Sunset Limited is an Amtrak train that travels nearly 2,000 miles through the American Southwest from Los Angeles to New Orleans. The mountain, desert, and bayou landscapes along the route make the Sunset Limited one of the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Travelers can book a coach seat or upgrade to a roomette for additional space and sleeping accommodations. All classes of service can stay connected with seatside power outlets and access the cafe car to purchase snacks. A Coach ticket for a comfortable, convenient, and scenic ride from El Paso to Los Angeles on the Sunset Limited usually costs about .

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from El Paso to Los Angeles on the Texas Eagle usually takes 16 hours and 48 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from El Paso to Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from El Paso to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from El Paso 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.

How long is the train journey from El Paso to Los Angeles?

The distance between El Paso and Los Angeles is approximately 700 miles, or 1126 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 48 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 El Paso to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Wednesday 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 El Paso at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 El Paso to Los Angeles?

Trains leave the station in El Paso twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Los Angeles with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to El Paso.

City Information

El Paso

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El Paso takes you to a world of art, history, entertainment, and style. Also known as the Sun City, El Paso is more than just stories of outlaws and their notoriety. While it is the city where one can learn about the lives of jailbreaker Billy the Kid and gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, it is also home to inspiring historical figures such as city attorney Richard F. Burges and missionary Fray Garcia.

El Paso has an exciting mix of art galleries and museums that depicts the city's rich culture and history. These are the reasons why El Paso lures thousands of painters, sculptors, photographers, and muralists from around the world. Among the best art galleries in the area are the Agave Rosa Gallery, Encaustic International Art Studio, and Ho Baron Sculpture Garden.

El Paso delivers when it comes to family and adult entertainment as well. Kids would surely love exploring the El Paso Zoo, trying the rides at the Western Playland, and biking along the Rio Grande. For adults, El Paso's regional casinos are worth visiting. And if you’re a fan of a mixed drink, El Paso is home to some of the country’s cheapest cocktails.

El Paso is easily accessible via train, bus, or air. Flights arrive at the El Paso International Airport or just north of the state border in Las Cruces, NM (the Las Cruces Shuttle runs from this airport to El Paso several times daily). Ground travel includes train service on Amtrak and bus service on several major bus carriers from El Paso to other destinations in Texas and beyond.

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 El Paso?

Main departure station: 700 W San Francisco Ave

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in El Paso where you can board the train.

All train stations in El Paso:

  • 700 W San Francisco Ave

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

  • Tejon Park n Ride

  • 800 East Thorpe Rd

  • Transit Ctr - 123 Court St

  • 201 S First St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

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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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