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The journey from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train is 1,371.2 mi and takes 35 h 10 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 11:00pm and the last at 11:00pm. It is possible to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train for as little as $187.11 or as much as $187.11. The best price for this journey is $187.11.

Best Price $187.11
Journey Duration 35 h 10 min
Connection per Day 1
Lowest Price $187.11
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First Departure 11:00pm
Last Departure 11:00pm
Distance 1,371.2 mi
Departure Los Angeles, CA
Arrival Houston, TX
Carriers Amtrak

Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX Train Times

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

The train journey from Los Angeles, CA, to Houston, TX, averages approximately . You can expect around trains to serve this route daily. The average ticket price hovers around , although tickets may start from as low as .

Primarily, this route is served by Amtrak's Sunset Limited service. Departing from the Pacific coast in Los Angeles, you'll traverse the diverse landscapes of Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas before arriving in Houston.

You'll find various sleeping accommodations to fit your needs onboard the Sunset Limited. The Roomette provides a comfortable space for two, with seats that convert into a bed. The Bedroom Suite offers a larger area with a queen-sized bed and private bathroom. For those traveling in a group, the Family Room on Superliner trains can accommodate up to four people, featuring full-sized beds, additional storage, and a private restroom. When booking, remember to reserve the entire room for your comfort.

Dining options on the Sunset Limited include the Cafe Car, which offers a variety of carryout-style food items and is open to all passengers. The full-service Dining Car is also available if you prefer a more traditional dining experience. However, passengers in the sleeper classes have priority as their meals are included in the ticket price. Coach passengers may also dine in the Dining Car at their own expense, subject to availability.

Your journey begins at the Los Angeles Union Station, a major hub that connects several bus carriers, Metra commuter lines, and 15 Amtrak train lines. Its downtown location provides easy access to the city's Metro Rail system. The station's amenities include phone charging stations, shops, dining options, and luggage storage facilities.

The trip concludes at Houston Amtrak Station, located on Washington Avenue. This station offers ticket sales, restroom facilities, and baggage storage. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) provides bus and light rail services across the city for local connections.

Houston s well-known for its space-centered attractions, the most famous of which is the NASA Johnson Space Center, where visitors can learn about space exploration history and future missions. The Museum District houses numerous cultural institutions for art enthusiasts, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Menil Collection. The Houston Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium are good options for family-friendly fun. 

When planning a train trip from Los Angeles to Houston, we're here to help. By evaluating thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes, we aim to help you secure the best deal possible. Look at our price calendar below, showcasing the most cost-effective travel options from Los Angeles to Houston.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX, 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX.

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.

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Find the best day to travel to Houston, TX by train

When travelling to Houston, TX 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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

Ticket types and facilities from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.

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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.

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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.

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Facility Description

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

WiFi
Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
Quiet zone
Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
Power sockets
Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
Air conditioning
All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
Luggage
On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
Accessibility
All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
Food and drink
Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
Bicycle
Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Amtrak from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX
Compare services on board when travelling from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train.
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Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX CO2 Emissions by Train

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12.0kg
Bus
79.1kg
Flight
3,165.0kg
Car
305.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX are 12.0kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX? By taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX you will save 3,153.0kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 67.2kg compared to a bus and 293.3kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
A train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is $187.11. 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 $187.11.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is $187.11. 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 Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX by train?
Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is 1,371.2 mi.
How long does the train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX take?
Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is on average 35 h 10 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 35 h 10 min.
Which companies operate from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
The train journey from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Amtrak.
How many train connections per day go from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX leave?
The earliest train from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX departs at 11:00pm. 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX depart?
The latest train from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX departs at 11:00pm. 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX 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 $187.11 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.
From which stations can I leave from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Los Angeles, CA to go to Houston, TX. You can go from Los Angeles, Ca and you can arrive at Houston, Tx.
What's the fastest journey time between Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX is 35 h 10 min.
Is there a direct train from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
Yes, there is a direct train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train?
The train journey from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX creates 12.0kg of CO2 emissions.

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