Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train

Cheap train tickets from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Cheapest

133

Average

150

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
09:50AMKing Street Station35h21 09:11PMUnion Station
0 transfers
1331One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:50AMKing Street Station35h56 09:46PMUnion Station
2 transfers
1511One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:50AMKing Street Station38h30 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
1511One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:50AMKing Street Station38h30 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
1511One-way
09:50AMKing Street Station30h45 04:35PMUnion Station
3 transfers
1581One-way

Train schedule from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7
09:50AMKing Street Station35h56 09:46PMUnion Station
2 transfers
09:50AMKing Street Station35h21 09:11PMUnion Station
0 transfers
09:50AMKing Street Station38h30 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
09:50AMKing Street Station30h45 04:35PMUnion Station
3 transfers
09:50AMKing Street Station38h30 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
09:50AMKing Street Station30h45 04:35PMUnion Station
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Fastest Journey

1d 6 h 45 m

Average

1d 10 h 57 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

1545 km

Of the 6 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.

Fastest
09:50AMKing Street Station30h45 04:35PMUnion Station
3 transfers
1581One-way
Fastest
09:50AMKing Street Station30h45 04:35PMUnion Station
3 transfers
1581One-way
2nd Fastest
09:50AMKing Street Station35h21 09:11PMUnion Station
0 transfers
1331One-way
09:50AMKing Street Station35h56 09:46PMUnion Station
2 transfers
1511One-way
09:50AMKing Street Station38h30 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
1511One-way

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Overview: Train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance958 miles (1545 km)
durationAverage train duration35 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$116 (€104)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles cover the 958 miles (1545 km) long route taking on average 35 h 21 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 $116 (€104), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $116 (€104).

Train companies: Amtrak from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles trains

For as little as $116 (€104) you can travel by train to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this 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 Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 35 h 21 min
  • Average Price: $116
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

Travel Tips: 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 Seattle, WA to Los Angeles.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles to cost as little as $116 (€104)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train to cost on average $116 (€104)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles by train to be approximately 958 miles (1545 km).
On average the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train time is 35 h 21 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.
Take the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Seattle, WA for Los Angeles is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train departs at 4: 50 PM   and the last train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles leaves at 4: 50 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $116 (€104) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles a few months in advance.

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