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How much are train tickets from San Antonio to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$126.00
Fastest Train28h 50m
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San Antonio-Los Angeles Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from San Antonio to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$435$290$145AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$300$240$180$120$603020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Antonio 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.

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

In the last month, $207.93 was the average price of a train ticket from San Antonio, TX to Los Angeles, CA. Given how far apart San Antonio and Los Angeles are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $70.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Antonio to Los Angeles?

The distance between San Antonio and Los Angeles is approximately 1202 miles, or 1934 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 53 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours and 50 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 San Antonio to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 San Antonio at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 San Antonio to Los Angeles?

Trains leave the station in San Antonio 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 San Antonio. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles for $141.00.

Which train should you take from San Antonio to Los Angeles?

There are 3 train lines with service from San Antonio, Texas to Los Angeles, California. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13d 3h 0m$291.40
Amtrak Sunset Limited11d 4h 51m$128.98
Amtrak Texas Eagle11d 4h 51m$129.89

Where is the train station in San Antonio?

There is one train station in San Antonio:

  • 350 Hoefgen St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has one train station:

  • Union Station

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