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Journey Summary

Seattle, WA to Los Angeles Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
36 hours 49 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $122
Trains depart from:Seattle, WA
Trains arrive in:Los Angeles
Distance:1545 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

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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How much are cheap trains between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA for the next 7 days starting from $138 (€110)  one way.
What is the cost of a train to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $138 (€110)  for a train ticket between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles.
How far is Seattle, WA to Los Angeles by train?
The distance to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA by train is approximately 958 miles (1545 km).
How long is the train between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles?
On average the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train travel time is 35 h 15 min  for the 958 miles (1545 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When is the earliest train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles? When is the last train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Seattle, WA at 4: 45 PM. The last train leaves from Seattle, WA at 4: 45 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles and book the best time to depart 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 purchase a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $138 (€110) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.