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Train Information to Los Angeles from Portland, OR

distanceDistance825 miles (1330 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$110 (€90)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Portland, OR to Los Angeles cover the 825 miles (1330 km) long trip with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $110 (€90), but the average price of train tickets is $110 (€90).

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Travel with Amtrak between Portland, OR and Los Angeles

Find the best trains from Portland, OR to Los Angeles with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $110 (€90). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $110

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Amtrak train ticket from Portland, OR to Los Angeles:

  • 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).

Trains from Portland to Los Angeles

For a traveler who loves adventure, the train is always the best transit option. Travelers get a great sight-seeing opportunity as they relax and ride along to their destination, as well as being a significantly greener option than flying or driving. The train from Portland to Los Angeles offers travelers a flexible schedule by Amtrak, which covers a distance of 827 miles (1,331 kilometers). A typical trip by train from Portland to Los Angeles takes 27 hours and 32 minutes. However, the fastest Amtrak train from Portland to Los Angeles covers this distance in 26 hours and 5 minutes. Travelers are advised to take this trip on Fridays which are the least crowded days for trains making this trip. The fare price for the trip from Portland to Los Angeles is also cheaper on Fridays, which is worth keeping in mind.

Which train companies travel from Portland to Los Angeles?

Amtrak Coast Starlight has the most frequent train from Portland to Los Angeles and is the main service provider for this trip. It is the fastest service along this route, cutting the average arrival travel time down by more than 1 hour. This makes the trip convenient for travelers as it is direct from Portland to Los Angeles without any changes along the way. Travelers can enjoy comfortable coach seats with extra legroom and air conditioning to enhance travelers' comfort throughout the journey. Individual reading lights, power outlets, and snacks are among the additional amenities travelers get to enjoy while making the trip from Portland to Los Angeles while onboard an Amtrak train.

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

The train from Portland to Los Angeles takes 27 hours and 32 minutes, however the fastest Amtrak trains cover this distance in 26 hours and 5 minutes, saving lucky travelers more than an hour. This express train ride is convenient for travelers as they get to retain their coach seats throughout the journey without having to switch rides. The Amtrak Coast Starlight trains from Portland to Los Angeles have no WiFi onboard. However, travelers get to enjoy other amenities such as sanitary restrooms, power outlets with USB plugs, extra legroom, air conditioning, individual reading lights, reclining seats and snacks to satisfy them throughout the journey.

How many trains are there from Portland to Los Angeles?

Amtrak Coast Starlight has the most daily connections from Portland to Los Angeles. This service provider offers six trips per day from Portland to Los Angeles. Two of these trips are direct connections to Los Angeles while the rest have a maximum of one transfer and at least 2 hours layover at different stations. This makes a total of 42 weekly trips by train from Portland to Los Angeles courtesy of Amtrak Coast Starlight. The earliest Amtrak Coast Starlight to leave Portland for Los Angeles departs from the station at 10:10 a.m. and arrives in Los Angeles before midday the following day. The management and crew of the Amtrak Coast Starlight take every precaution to prevent any delays during this trip.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Portland to Los Angeles?

Departure station: The departure station for Amtrak Coast Starlight trains from Portland to Los Angeles is Union Station which is located at 800 NW Sixth Avenue in Portland, Oregon. The historic regional landmark is known for its glowing neon sign that encourages travelers to "Go by Train". It has a furnished Metropolitan Lounge for travelers, ATM machines, vending machines, payphones, restrooms accessible by wheelchair and a ticket sales office. Amtrak Express shipping is also available for those who wish to send packages from one destination to another via this courier service. There is plenty of secure parking for travelers who wish to leave their cars near the station when traveling to their preferred destination. The train station is accessible from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and it has a car rental service office where travelers arriving through it can rent out cars.

Arrival station: The arrival station for travelers making this trip is Union Station which is located at 800 North Alameda Street in Los Angeles, CA. This station is the epitome of southern Californian glamour, marked by colorful tiles, shady arcades, fountains and towering palms. The station has amenities that are almost similar to those found at Union Station in Portland. These include sanitary restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, payphones, ATM machines, and a ticket sales office. They also allow unaccompanied children to travel on the trains departing from there. The station has same-day and overnight parking available at a fee for travelers who wish to leave their cars at the station during their trip.

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Trains from Portland, OR to Los Angeles
Travel by train to Los Angeles easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Portland, OR to Los Angeles.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains between Portland, OR and Los Angeles?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Portland, OR to Los Angeles to cost as little as $110 (€90)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Los Angeles from Portland, OR?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Portland, OR to Los Angeles train price to come in at an average of $110 (€90)  one way.
How far is Los Angeles from Portland, OR by train?
The Portland, OR to Los Angeles train distance is approximately 825 miles (1330 km).
What train companies go from Portland, OR to Los Angeles?
If you're looking for trains from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Los Angeles. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Portland, OR to Los Angeles trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Portland, OR to Los Angeles? When does the last train depart from Portland, OR to Los Angeles?
You can take the earliest train from Portland, OR to Los Angeles at 9: 25 PM   or take the last train from Portland, OR to Los Angeles leaving at 10: 25 PM. Look for the latest Portland, OR to Los Angeles train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Los Angeles from Portland, OR for the best deals?
If you purchase the Portland, OR to Los Angeles train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $110 (€90). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Los Angeles from Portland, OR. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Portland, OR
Los Angeles
The major railway station for departures from Portland, OR is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey between Portland, OR and Los Angeles.