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Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA by train

The journey from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA by train is 1,372.75 mi and takes 36 hr 40 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:55 PM and the last at 6:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA by train for as little as $170.63 or as much as $170.63. The best price for this journey is $170.63.

Lowest Price$170.63
Journey Duration36 hr 40 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$170.63
Highest Price$170.63
First Departure6:55 PM
Last Departure6:55 PM
Distance1,372.75 mi
DepartureHouston, TX
ArrivalLos Angeles, CA
CarriersAmtrak

Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Take the trian from Houston, TX, to Los Angeles, CA

The train journey from Houston, TX, to Los Angeles, CA, typically lasts around 36 hr 40 min. With approximately 1 train departures daily, the average ticket price is about $170.63, but you can find fares starting from $170.63.

Most services on this route are provided by Amtrak, specifically the Sunset Limited line, offering a unique glimpse into America's diverse landscapes. Depart from the urban landscapes of Houston, Texas, traverse through the scenic deserts of the Southwest, and finally arrive in the dynamic metropolis of Los Angeles, California.

Passengers can choose from several sleeping accommodations to enhance their travel comfort. Options range from Roomettes, which offer cozy spaces with seats that convert into beds, to larger Bedrooms with a queen-sized bed and private bathrooms. Family Rooms are also available on Superliner trains that can accommodate up to four people, featuring full-sized beds, additional storage, and a private restroom. Remember to book the entire room for the most comfort.

Onboard dining facilities include a Cafe Car, where all passengers can enjoy a variety of carryout-style food options. Meanwhile, a full-service Dining Car is typically prioritized for those in sleeper classes, with meals included in the ticket price. Coach passengers can also dine here for an additional cost and subject to availability.

Start your journey at Houston Amtrak Station, connected to the local Metro bus lines, making it easily accessible from various parts of the city. The station provides facilities such as a waiting area, restrooms, and a ticket office.

Your destination is the Los Angeles Union Station, a beautifully preserved Art Deco landmark in downtown Los Angeles. It offers connections to local buses, Metro Rail lines, and regional trains. Facilities include a waiting room, ticket office, restrooms, and dining options.

In Los Angeles, experience the dynamic blend of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes that make the city unique. From the iconic Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, and the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, to world-class museums like The Getty Center and LACMA, there's plenty to explore in the City of Angels.

When planning your train trip from Houston to Los Angeles, use Virail to compare thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to find the best price possible. Our comprehensive price calendar below lists the most cost-effective travel options between these two cities.

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Cheap train tickets from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA travel

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA

The cheapest Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $100.19 if you’re lucky, or $136.40 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $203.22.

Find the best day to travel to Los Angeles, CA by train

When travelling to Los Angeles, CA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA
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Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
154.65kg
Bus
165.69kg
Flight
441.85kg
Car
353.48kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA are 154.65kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA? By taking the train between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA you will save 287.2kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 11.04kg compared to a bus and 198.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA?
A train ticket from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA is $170.63. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $170.63.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA is $170.63. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA by train?
Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA is 1,372.75 mi.
How long does the train between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA take?
Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA is on average 36 hr 40 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 36 hr 40 min.
How many train connections per day go from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA?
Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA leave?
The earliest train from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA departs at 6:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA depart?
The latest train from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA departs at 6:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $170.63 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA is 36 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct train from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA by train?
The train journey from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA creates 154.65kg of CO2 emissions.

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