Trains from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

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Train Los Angeles to San Francisco: Trip Overview

Train Los Angeles to San Francisco: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$59
Average train trip duration10h 27m
Number of daily trains6
Earliest train departure7:13 AM
Distance347 miles (559 km)
Latest train departure7:13 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change.
Reviews

Trip Reviews for Los Angeles - San Francisco

3.0 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Ratings and Reviews (190)

Sham Trip. Sold as Amtrak train LA to SF 11 hrs. After 3 hr train ride, in Santa Barbara Amtrak unloaded all passengers onto a bus for 8 more hours. The clean train with power plug in, spacious leg room was replaced with a cramped bus, no lights, no leg room, greyhound quality. No where in the description did they say they were replacing the train with a BUS

Shelly W.

December 5, 2023
it very busy trip but smooth

Mohamed A.

November 24, 2023
Mal servicio

Alexandra G.

October 18, 2022
Train Companies

Train Companies

Amtrak Los Angeles San Francisco recent customer reviews

Sham Trip. Sold as Amtrak train LA to SF 11 hrs. After 3 hr train ride, in Santa Barbara Amtrak unloaded all passengers onto a bus for 8 more hours. The clean train with power plug in, spacious leg room was replaced with a cramped bus, no lights, no leg room, greyhound quality. No where in the description did they say they were replacing the train with a BUS

Shelly W.December 5, 2023

it very busy trip but smooth

Mohamed A.November 24, 2023

Mal servicio

Alexandra G.October 18, 2022
US train company: Brightline

Los Angeles to San Francisco Trains

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains6
Earliest and Latest Train Departures7:13AM - 7:13PM
Minimum Price$52
Average Ticket Price$59
Minimum Trip Duration9h32m
Average Train Trip Duration10h27m
Distance347 miles (559 km)
Train Companies on This RouteAmtrak
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Los Angeles - San Francisco

The average train ticket price from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $59. The best way to find train tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco is around 10h 27m, although the fastest train will take about 9h 32m. This is the time it takes to travel the 348 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 6. Some trains are direct while others have layovers. Simplify your train trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you can travel comfortably and safely with Amtrak.

Once in San Francisco, you can exploring the city. The top sights and things to do are Legion of Honor, Alcatraz, Walt Disney Family Museum, City Segway Tours of San Francisco, Chinatown.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
02/21
$52
Today
$52
02/23
$52
02/24
$52
02/25
$52
02/26
$52
02/27
$52
02/28
$52
The cheapest trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco was searched and found on Feb 21, 2024 with a price of $52

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $52 to $139 for a train ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco based on the last 1 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $52 which is on 2024-02-23.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Do you like to go fast? With high-speed trains going faster than 300 km/h on certain routes, the time will fly by. Taking a train between Los Angeles and San Francisco is also a great way to travel to arrive in the city centre and save more time for your stay in San Francisco.

No matter if you plan to take a regional or high-speed train to San Francisco, the planet will thank you. You’ll help to protect the beautiful landscapes that will unfold before your very eyes.

With up to 30x less CO2 emissions for your train journey between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the train is an ecological alternative to flights or personal cars.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your train trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The first high-speed train line was inaugurated in 1964, in Japan, to connect Tokyo with Osaka. It was during the Olympics that the first passengers traveled aboard the Shinkansen at a speed of 210 km / h.

You can find dogs as passengers on the trains of Moscow, where there is a large number of stray dogs. Over time, the dogs have learned the inner workings of the rail system and it is not uncommon to find one traveling between the city and the suburbs.

The magnetic levitation train (Maglev for short) is currently the fastest train in the world. With a speed of 603 km/ h, it is closely followed by the French high-speed train (574.8 km / h) which remains in 2020, the fastest train to date

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