The cheapest trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$142

Average

$162

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 Seattle, WA to Los Angeles will cost around $ 162 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 142.

Cheapest
09:45AMKing Street Station35h15 09:00PMUnion Station
0 changes
$1421One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:45AMKing Street Station30h50 04:35PMUnion Station
3 changes
$1821One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
Sep 26
$272Amtrak
$211Greyhound
$173skywest airlines
Mon
Sep 27
$142Amtrak
$172Greyhound
$173skywest airlines
Tue
Sep 28
$142Amtrak
$166Greyhound
$125Alaska Airlines
Wed
Sep 29
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$141Greyhound
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Thu
Sep 30
$142Amtrak
$169Greyhound
$173skywest airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$142Amtrak
$182Greyhound
$97Spirit Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$142Amtrak
$174Greyhound
$173United
Sun
Oct 3
$142Amtrak
$188Greyhound
$126United
Mon
Oct 4
$110Amtrak
$143Greyhound
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Tue
Oct 5
$142Amtrak
$167Greyhound
$125Alaska Airlines
Wed
Oct 6
$113Amtrak
$167Greyhound
$126United
Thu
Oct 7
$112Amtrak
$169Greyhound
$58Spirit Airlines
Sat
Oct 9
$113Amtrak
$174Greyhound
$53Spirit Airlines

The fastest trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

1d 6 h 50 m

Average

1d 9 h 2 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

1545 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Seattle, WA for Los Angeles every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 1545 km distance in an average of 1d 9 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1d 6 h 50 m .

The slowest trains will take 1d 11 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:45AMKing Street Station30h50 04:35PMUnion Station
3 changes
$1821One-way
2nd Fastest
09:45AMKing Street Station35h15 09:00PMUnion Station
0 changes
$1421One-way

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Train Information from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance958 miles (1545 km)
durationAverage train duration35 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$142 (€114)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles cover the 958 miles (1545 km) long route taking on average 35 h 15 min 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 $142 (€114), but the average price of train tickets is $142 (€114).

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Amtrak Seattle, WA – Los Angeles

Amtrak trains will get you from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles from $142 (€114). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles.

Omio helps you find the perfect Seattle, WA - Los Angeles train with Amtrak. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, Omio shows you Amtrak’s current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Seattle, WA to Los Angeles route. You can expect to travel around 958 miles (1545 km) from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles on a train with Amtrak. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Amtrak tickets between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles starting as low as $142 (€114) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Amtrak!

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles 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).

Trains from Seattle to Los Angeles

There are daily trains from Seattle to Los Angeles. This 1163 mile (1,871 kilometer) journey south follows the coastline and is famous for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean shoreline, passing through picturesque landscapes including forests, mountains and coast. Although at roughly 35 hours the journey is fairly long, many travelers choose the train for its attractive route down the coastline. Travelers can also take a direct route from King Street Station in Seattle to Union Station in Los Angeles, with Coast Starlight trains. There are additional indirect routes from King Street Station in Seattle to Westwood UCLA Station in Los Angeles.

Which train companies travel from Seattle to Los Angeles?

Amtrak is the main provider of routes by train from Seattle to Los Angeles. Amtrak is a US-based railroad company operating in 46 states and in nine cities in Canada. They offer two main routes from Seattle to Los Angeles: one with a few bus and train connections, and one that travels direct, with the Coast Starlight train. The indirect train from Seattle to Los Angeles stops over three times along the way for five minutes to 1 hour each time.

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

The train from Seattle to Los Angeles departing King Street Station and arriving at Westwood UCLA Station takes 31 hours and 20 minutes. These trains are indirect, stopping over three times along the way, in Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Bakersfield. These stopovers are 1 hour on average. The bulk of the route to Westwood UCLA Station is with the Coast Starlight train, a train famous for the stunning route it takes through the natural landmarks in the area including the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta. The train from Seattle to Los Angeles, departing King Street Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station, takes 35 hours and 15 minutes, and although this is overall a slightly longer journey, it is actually direct.

How many trains travel from Seattle to Los Angeles?

The frequency of trains from Seattle to Los Angeles depends on the arrival and departure stations. There are two daily trains from King Street Station to Westwood UCLA Station. These typically depart in the morning just after 9:00 a.m. There is usually just one daily train from King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station, also departing just after 9:00 a.m. The train that arrives at Union Station is the Coast Starlight train, the only direct option along this route. The Coast Starlight train operates all year round, every day of the week.

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

Departure station: Trains depart Seattle from King Street Station. This station is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) south of central Seattle, which takes roughly 15 minutes to walk. Passengers with limited mobility or heavy luggage can also take one of the many buses from the city center to this station, including the 101, 102 and 150 buses. There is no parking at the station, but is available in nearby central Seattle parking lots. The station has a waiting room operating within the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., as well as amenities including a ticket sales office, ATMs, and vending machines. Passengers with limited mobility can move around the station via wheelchair-accessible elevators, disabled restrooms, and accessible platforms. It is recommended that travelers arrive to King Street Station 30 to 45 minutes prior to their train's scheduled departure.

Arrival stations: Trains arrive at either Los Angeles Union Station or Westwood UCLA Station. Westwood UCLA Station is a quick walk away the UCLA Residential Halls, but is 12.5 miles west of Los Angeles' city center. Public transportation to the city center from Westwood Station is limited. Westwood is a smaller train station and does not have a waiting room or restroom facilities. There are few accessibility features at Westwood UCLA Station, and passengers with limited mobility are better off arriving at Union Station. Union Station is a large station with ATMs, a lounge, and a waiting room which operates 24 hours a day. Union Station is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) northeast of central Los Angeles. This takes roughly 15 minutes to walk, and the journey is flat. There are limited bus routes between Union Station and the city center for those unable to walk, but travelers can also drive or use a rideshare app to reach their accommodation. Rideshare apps in the area include Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. These facilities are accessible. There are many additional facilities for those with limited mobility including wheelchair-accessible elevators, disabled restrooms, and accessible platforms.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles for the next 7 days starting from $142 (€114)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles?
The Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train ticket price is on average $142 (€114)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles by train to be approximately 958 miles (1545 km).
What is the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train travel time?
On average the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train time is 35 h 15 min  covering the 958 miles (1545 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train companies can get me from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles?
For the route from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles leaves at 4: 45 PM. The last train departing from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles leaves at 4: 45 PM. You can find the latest Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles to score the best deals?
If you buy the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $142 (€114). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.