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Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train

The journey from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train is 1,372.75 mi and takes 65 hr 20 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:55 PM and the last at 5:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train for as little as $379.47 or as much as $379.47. The best price for this journey is $379.47.

Lowest Price$379.47
Journey Duration65 hr 20 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$379.47
Highest Price$379.47
First Departure5:55 PM
Last Departure5:55 PM
Distance1,372.75 mi
DepartureLos Angeles, CA
ArrivalHouston, TX
CarriersAmtrak

Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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

The train journey from Los Angeles, CA, to Houston, TX, averages approximately 65 hr 20 min. You can expect around 1 trains to serve this route daily. The average ticket price hovers around $379.47, although tickets may start from as low as $379.47.

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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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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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!

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Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX are 154.65kg.
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 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX?
A train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is $379.47. 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 $379.47.
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 $379.47. 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 1,372.75 mi.
How long does the train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX take?
Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX is on average 65 hr 20 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 65 hr 20 min.
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 5:55 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX depart?
The latest train from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX departs at 5:55 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 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 $379.47 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 Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX is 65 hr 20 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 154.65kg of CO2 emissions.

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