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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Houston to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$134.00
Fastest Train36h 40m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Houston 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 Houston to Los Angeles?

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

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

In the last month, $192.40 was the average price of a train ticket from Houston, TX 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $89.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Houston to Los Angeles?

The distance between Houston and Los Angeles is approximately 1371 miles, or 2206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 54 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 40 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 Houston 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 Houston at 1:00pm 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 Houston to Los Angeles?

Trains leave the station in Houston 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 Houston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Houston to Los Angeles for $113.00.

Which train should you take from Houston to Los Angeles?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 11h 33m$241.51
Amtrak Sunset Limited11d 12h 41m$136.75

Where is the train station in Houston?

There is one train station in Houston:

  • 902 Washington Ave

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Houston will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • Catalina Express Terminal

Price trends for trains from Houston to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$300$200$100SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$275$220$165$110$553020100

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