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Train Information between Washington, DC and Los Angeles

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
durationAverage train duration66 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$217 (€181)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Los Angeles cover the 2289 miles (3692 km) long route taking on average 66 h 55 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 trip costs around $217 (€181), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $216 (€180).

Train companies

Amtrak Washington, DC – Los Angeles

Amtrak trains will get you from Washington, DC to Los Angeles from $216 (€180). 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 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 Washington, DC to Los Angeles, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Washington, DC to Los Angeles with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 66 h 29 min
  • Average Price: $216
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Washington, DC and 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).

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Trains from Washington, DC to Los Angeles
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Los Angeles cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Washington, DC to Los Angeles trains for as little as $216 (€180)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Los Angeles from Washington, DC?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Washington, DC to Los Angeles train price to come in at an average of $217 (€181)  one way.
What is the distance from Washington, DC to Los Angeles by train?
The Washington, DC to Los Angeles train distance is approximately 2289 miles (3692 km).
How long is the train between Washington, DC and Los Angeles?
On average the Washington, DC to Los Angeles train time is 66 h 55 min  covering the 2289 miles (3692 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train providers offer a service from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?
When taking a train from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Los Angeles. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Washington, DC to Los Angeles and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Los Angeles from Washington, DC a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Washington, DC to Los Angeles? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Washington, DC to Los Angeles leaves at 3: 59 PM. The last train departing from Washington, DC to Los Angeles leaves at 11: 30 PM. You can find the latest Washington, DC to Los Angeles train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Washington, DC to Los Angeles for the best deals?
You can find trains to Los Angeles from Washington, DC to cost on average $217 (€181) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Washington, DC to Los Angeles train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.