The cheapest trains from New York City to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Cheapest

$499

Average

$499

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 New York City to Los Angeles will cost around $ 499 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 499.

Cheapest
02:15PMPenn Station90h20 05:35AMUnion Station
1 changes
$4991One-way

Timetable New York City to Los Angeles

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Nov 28
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$409United
Mon
Nov 29
$499Amtrak
$356Greyhound
$343Spirit Airlines
Tue
Nov 30
$285Amtrak
$277Greyhound
$265United
Wed
Dec 1
$267Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$136Alaska Airlines
Thu
Dec 2
$282Amtrak
$258Greyhound
$226Alaska Airlines
Fri
Dec 3
$282Amtrak
$282Greyhound
$226Alaska Airlines
Sat
Dec 4
$354Amtrak
$258Greyhound
$131Spirit Airlines
Sun
Dec 5
$259Amtrak
$261Greyhound
$105United
Mon
Dec 6
$265Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$138Alaska Airlines
Tue
Dec 7
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$236Greyhound
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Wed
Dec 8
$283Amtrak
$242Greyhound
$94Alaska Airlines
Thu
Dec 9
$262Amtrak
$167Greyhound
$97Spirit Airlines
Fri
Dec 10
$256Amtrak
$257Greyhound
$57Spirit Airlines
Sat
Dec 11
$247Amtrak
$253Greyhound
$59Spirit Airlines
Sun
Dec 12
$282Amtrak
$269Greyhound
$181Mesa Airlines
Mon
Dec 13
$265Amtrak
$264Greyhound
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Tue
Dec 14
$277Amtrak
$249Greyhound
$103Alaska Airlines
Wed
Dec 15
$282Amtrak
$247Greyhound
$147United
Thu
Dec 16
$265Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$159Spirit Airlines
Fri
Dec 17
$265Amtrak
$269Greyhound
$290United
Sat
Dec 18
$257Amtrak
$249Greyhound
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The fastest trains from New York City to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Fastest Journey

3d 18 h 20 m

Average

3d 18 h 20 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

3936 km

It's difficult to get from New York City to Los Angeles without transferring at least once.

Fastest
02:15PMPenn Station90h20 05:35AMUnion Station
1 changes
$4991One-way

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Train Information from New York City to Los Angeles

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
durationAverage train duration71 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$328 (€273)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Los Angeles cover the 2440 miles (3935 km) long trip taking on average 71 h 25 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $328 (€273), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $267 (€223).

Train companies

Amtrak between New York City and Los Angeles

Travel from New York City to Los Angeles from $267 (€223) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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 New York City to Los Angeles.

New York City to Los Angeles train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 72 h 3 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

When you buy your Amtrak train tickets between New York City and Los Angeles don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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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Trains from New York City to Los Angeles
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Los Angeles from New York City cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from New York City to Los Angeles to cost as little as $267 (€223)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Los Angeles from New York City?
The train price to Los Angeles from New York City is on average $328 (€273)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Los Angeles from New York City by train?
You should expect to travel around 2440 miles (3935 km)  from New York City to Los Angeles by train.
How long is the train ride from New York City to Los Angeles?
On average the New York City to Los Angeles train travel time is 71 h 25 min  for the 2440 miles (3935 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from New York City to Los Angeles?
For the best New York City to Los Angeles train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from New York City to Los Angeles to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there to Los Angeles from New York City a day?
The average number of trains departing New York City for Los Angeles is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from New York City to Los Angeles? What time is the last train from New York City to Los Angeles?
You can take the first train from New York City to Los Angeles at 11: 45 AM. The last train from New York City to Los Angeles that you can take departs at 8: 40 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from New York City to Los Angeles schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase New York City to Los Angeles train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Los Angeles is on average $328 (€273) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between New York City and Los Angeles available a few months in advance.