The cheapest trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

$75

Average

$79

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA will cost around $ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 75.

Cheapest
12:20PMUnion Station10h25 10:45PMSan Francisco, CA
2 changes
$751One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:00AMUnion Station9h45 10:45AMSan Francisco, CA
2 changes
$831One-way

Timetable Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

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01:00AMUnion Station9h45 10:45AMSan Francisco, CA
0 changes
12:20PMUnion Station10h25 10:45PMSan Francisco, CA
0 changes

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Sat
Nov 27
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$68Flixbus
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Sun
Nov 28
$75Amtrak
$78Flixbus
$190skywest airlines
Mon
Nov 29
$76Amtrak
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Tue
Nov 30
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$169United
Wed
Dec 1
$60Amtrak
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$62skywest airlines
Thu
Dec 2
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$63American Airlines
Fri
Dec 3
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Sat
Dec 4
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$148skywest airlines
Sun
Dec 5
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$116United
Mon
Dec 6
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 7
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$42American Airlines
Wed
Dec 8
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$63skywest airlines
Thu
Dec 9
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$42American Airlines
Fri
Dec 10
$61Amtrak
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Sat
Dec 11
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$67American Airlines
Sun
Dec 12
$59Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$41American Airlines
Mon
Dec 13
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 14
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$41American Airlines
Wed
Dec 15
$59Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Thu
Dec 16
$59Amtrak
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$41Alaska Airlines
Fri
Dec 17
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$58Alaska Airlines

The fastest trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

9 h 45 m

Average

10 h 5 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

559 km

It's difficult to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
01:00AMUnion Station9h45 10:45AMSan Francisco, CA
2 changes
$831One-way
2nd Fastest
12:20PMUnion Station10h25 10:45PMSan Francisco, CA
2 changes
$751One-way

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Train Information between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€57)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA cover the 347 miles (559 km) long route taking on average 9 h 40 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $60 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€57).

Train providers

Amtrak Los Angeles – San Francisco, CA

For as little as $60 (€50) you can travel by train to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA.

  • Average Price: $60

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA for as low as $60 (€50)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA train to cost on average $68 (€57)  one way.
What is the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA by train?
The Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA train distance is approximately 347 miles (559 km).
How long is the train between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA?
On average the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA train time is 9 h 40 min  covering the 347 miles (559 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?
For the journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When is the earliest train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA? When is the last train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?
You can take the first train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA at 9: 00 AM. The last train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA that you can take departs at 9: 05 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $68 (€57) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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