More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn
Renfe
Italo
Frecciarossa

Overview: Train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance958 miles (1545 km)
durationAverage train duration35 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$111 (€94)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

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. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $110 (€94), but the average price of train tickets is $111 (€94).

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

You can travel by train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles with Amtrak for as low as $110 (€94). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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 Seattle, WA to Los Angeles.

  • Average Price: $110

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Seattle, WA 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 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 Acela is the main provider of routes by train from Seattle to Los Angeles. Amtrak Acela 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 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

How much are cheap trains to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles to cost as little as $110 (€94)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles train price to come in at an average of $111 (€94)  one way.

How far is it from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles by train?

The train distance from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles is around 958 miles (1545 km).

How long is a train between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles on average?

The train time from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles is on average 35 h 21 min  for the 958 miles (1545 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train companies should I travel with from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles?

If you're looking for trains from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Los Angeles. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Seattle, WA to Los Angeles route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When does the first train depart from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles? When does the last train depart from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Seattle, WA at 5: 45 PM. The last train leaves from Seattle, WA at 5: 50 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 purchase train tickets to Los Angeles from Seattle, WA to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $111 (€94) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles a few months in advance.