Cheap train tickets from Columbus to Los Angeles


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How much are train tickets from Columbus to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$283.00
Fastest73h 28m
Daily Schedules12
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Columbus to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Columbus to Los Angeles is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Columbus to Los Angeles was $311.62. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 11 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $217.63 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Columbus to Los Angeles?

The distance between Columbus and Los Angeles is approximately 1691.72 miles, or 2721.88 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 74 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 73 hours and 28 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Columbus to Los Angeles?

On Friday trains from Columbus to Los Angeles are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Columbus to Los Angeles

Typically there are 12 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. One train carrier operates regular service on the Columbus to Los Angeles route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Columbus to Los Angeles, usually offering 12 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Columbus to Los Angeles, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train company connects Columbus to Los Angeles


Amtrak train tickets from Columbus to Los Angeles start from $283.00, and on average cost $414.20. Daily there are 12 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Columbus leaves from 359 N Ludington St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 5 other train stations.

From Columbus to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 74 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 73 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $467.38 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Columbus on their way to Los Angeles. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Columbus are:
  • 359 N Ludington St
There are 6 different stations where trains arrive to in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Los Angeles:
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • Union Station
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • Catalina Express Terminal