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Lowest Price$99.00
Fastest Train29h 53m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines2
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February 17, 2020Solo travel
Javier, my train attendant, was amazing. It was my first train trip ever and he made me feel at home. I worked on the service industry for 13 years. I know what it takes to deal with the public. He’s great and I will always remember this train trip because of his servic...More

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tacoma 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Tacoma to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tacoma 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 do you find cheap train tickets from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $120.52 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Tacoma to Los Angeles. By booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $68.77 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Tacoma and Los Angeles is approximately 938 miles, or 1509 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 31 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 53 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 Tacoma 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 Monday 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 Tacoma at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Tacoma. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tacoma to Los Angeles for $120.00.

What train services are there from Tacoma to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Tacoma to Los Angeles. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak81d 6h 14m$139.48
Amtrak Coast Starlight21d 10h 4m$108.18

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

There is one train station in Tacoma:

  • 1001 Puyallup 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 Tacoma will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 931 S Gaffey St

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