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LAX — SFO
Jul 22 — Jul 291
1 adult
Mon 7/22

Los Angeles Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Los Angeles
Los Angeles ChatsworthLos Angeles, 34.253204, -118.59942
Los Angeles Westwood-UCLA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, 34.06877, -118.44898
Los Angeles GlendaleLos Angeles, 34.123707, -118.258865
Los Angeles ClaremontLos Angeles, 34.094467, -117.71686
Los Angeles La Crescenta Honolulu and Lowell AveLos Angeles, 34.231945, -118.26651
Los Angeles LittlerockLos Angeles, 34.52134, -118.00058

San Francisco Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in San Francisco
San Francisco Ferry BuildingSan Francisco, 37.79545, -122.39365
San Francisco CaltrainSan Francisco, 37.776627, -122.3946
San Francisco Santa Rosa 917 Edwards AveSan Francisco, 38.45544, -122.72818

FAQs for booking trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco

What stops are along the train from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

There are approximately 17 daily train departures on the Los Angeles to San Francisco route. However, none of the train lines operating from Los Angeles to San Francisco offer direct services on this popular route. On the train ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you will need to transfer trains at least once along the way. Therefore, you will have to disembark from your original train departing from Los Angeles, stop in cities such as Bakerfield and San Luis Obispo, then connect to San Francisco via a different train.

Do Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco have Wi-Fi?

You can’t get bored while traveling on Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco. You can watch movies, stream music, connect with friends and family, or even reply to emails using the complimentary Wi-Fi onboard. Just in case your train to San Francisco from Los Angeles has a weak signal or there is no Wi-Fi onboard, you should consider downloading TV shows and movies onto your electronic device before you begin your voyage.

What luggage is allowed on Los Angeles to San Francisco trains?

Amtrak has no luggage restriction policy, and passengers are allowed to bring two free pieces of luggage on Amtrak trains to San Francisco from Los Angeles. However, each bag should not weigh more than 50 lbs (23 kg) and can be no bigger than 28 x 22 x 14 inches in size. If you are traveling with baby items, such as a diaper bag and stroller, they will not be included in your carry-on limit. There is no additional charge for luggage onboard. However, any passenger traveling with large suitcases/bags that cannot be put in the luggage storage compartment will have to buy extra full train tickets. Musicians can bring their musical instruments onboard for free if they can fit in their luggage, such as flutes or clarinets. Other medium-sized musical instruments are also allowed, but with an additional charge. Since you will switch trains along the way, do not forget to bring your carry-on luggage as you change trains. In some cases, passengers will incur luggage transfer charges.

Do I need a passport to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Because this is a domestic route, passengers are not required to have a passport to travel on Los Angeles to San Francisco trains. A driver’s license or valid military I.D. is sufficient. All unaccompanied minors should produce a secondary form of identification, such as a student I.D., if they do not have a passport or state-issued ID. Every passenger is expected to present a valid form of identification while storing their luggage, checking luggage, purchasing documents using a transportation card, traveling as a pass rider, etc.

Are pets allowed on the train from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

While traveling on Amtrak trains to San Francisco from Los Angeles, you can bring your small dog, cat, or other small pet onboard. Pets are only allowed in coach class and Acela business class. Avoid traveling with your pet if you have booked a non-Acela business class ticket or a sleeping car. You must ensure that your pet is kept in a carrier with a maximum size of 19 x 14 x 10.5 inches, and it should not exceed 20 pounds. Amtrak expects passengers traveling with their pets to keep the pet’s carrier under their seat, not the seat in front of them. Keep in mind that Los Angeles to San Francisco trains allow a maximum of five pets on each train. Therefore, it is imperative to make an early reservation for your pet to avoid inconveniences during your trip.

How far is Los Angeles to San Francisco by train?

A train from Los Angeles to San Francisco will travel much more than the 345.0 mi distance between them. The actual distance depends on the route taken, and stops along the way.


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