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Houston-Lake Charles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Houston to Lake Charles?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train3h 19m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Houston to Lake Charles 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Houston to Lake Charles?

In the last month, $22.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Houston, TX to Lake Charles, LA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Houston to Lake Charles?

The distance between Houston and Lake Charles is approximately 133 miles, or 214 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 19 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 Lake Charles are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Houston at 12:00pm and arrives in Lake Charles around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Houston to Lake Charles?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Lake Charles with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lake Charles to Houston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Houston to Lake Charles for $80.25.

Which train should you take from Houston to Lake Charles?

Amtrak Sunset Limited is the one and only train line which connects Houston, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited13h 19m$23.91

Where is the train station in Houston?

There is one train station in Houston:

  • 902 Washington Ave

Where is the train station in Lake Charles?

Lake Charles has one train station:

  • 100 Ryan St

Price trends for trains from Houston to Lake Charles

Monthly average prices

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