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SFO — LAX
jun. 18 — jun. 251
1 adult
mar. 6/18

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Amtrak
With transfers
11h 57m
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With transfers
12h 32m
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12h 32m
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11h 57m
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11h 57m
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11h 57m
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San Francisco to Los Angeles train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from San Francisco to Los Angeles

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$116

ONE-WAY FROM

$58

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from San Francisco to Los Angeles found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $116
The best one-way train deal from San Francisco to Los Angeles found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $58
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

San Francisco Train Station Directory

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

Los Angeles Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Los Angeles
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
Los Angeles Catalina Express TerminalLos Angeles, 33.74899, -118.274925
Los Angeles ChatsworthLos Angeles, 34.253204, -118.59942

Book round-trip train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Sep 6
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Sep 10
10:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Oct 3
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Oct 4
10:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Sep 14
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Sep 16
10:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Sep 6
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Sep 10
10:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Sep 28
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Oct 1
10:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Sep 28
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Oct 1
10:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9:31 pmEmeryville

Book one-way train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Sep 14
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Amtrak
Aug 13
8:39 amEmeryville
12h 32m
9:11 pmLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Aug 13
8:39 amEmeryville
12h 32m
9:11 pmLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Aug 13
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Amtrak
Aug 13
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys
Amtrak
Sep 10
8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
8:36 pmVan Nuys

Choose the best way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Buses

7h 05m
$28 one-way$65 round-trip
Nonstop · from $801 stop · from $80

Distance to downtown

3X93.0 mi
GD91.3 mi

Trains

11h 57m
$58 one-way$116 round-trip
Nonstop · from $116

Distance to downtown

VN81.5 mi

Flights

1h 28m
$40 one-way$51 round-trip
Nonstop · from $51

Distance to downtown

LAX9.4 mi

FAQs for booking trains from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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

There are no direct trains to Los Angeles from San Francisco, so you will make several stops along the route. Your journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles will first stop in San Jose, California. There are numerous exciting attractions in San Jose, such as the Rosicrucian Museum, Municipal Rose Garden, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, and others. Other stops on this route include Salinas, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Simi Valley, and Van Nuys, all in California. While the train is the primary method of transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles, it doesn’t take you to every destination. You will need to board a bus or express shuttle to connect to various stations.

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

Amtrak is the primary train provider between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It offers medium and long-distance intercity trains to Los Angeles from San Francisco. You can connect with your friends, stream music, watch your favorite movie, or reply to emails onboard San Francisco to Los Angeles trains because Amtrak trains offers unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi for everyone.

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

You can travel comfortably by train from San Francisco to Los Angeles, as Amtrak has no luggage restriction policy for passengers onboard. You are allowed to bring two bags or suitcases, as long as they do not exceed 50 lbs (23 kg) and are no bigger than 28 x 22 x 14 inches. Strollers and diaper bags are excluded from your carry-on limit if you are traveling with an infant or toddler. Amtrak does not impose additional charges for luggage onboard. However, passengers traveling with oversized luggage that cannot fit in luggage racks must buy an extra train ticket. If you are a musician, you can still carry your musical instrument—such as a flute, trumpet, clarinet, or other small instrument—as long as it can fit in your luggage as a train passenger. You can also carry on your medium-sized instrument, such as a guitar or saxophone, for an extra charge.

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

Since you will not be crossing an international border while traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles via train, passengers don't need to present their passports. Anyone in the US can travel without restriction from one city to another. However, Amtrak requires passengers traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles to produce valid photo identification when asked by a police officer, or when storing baggage at the train station, refunding Amtrak travel documents, checking luggage, buying documents using a transportation credit, traveling as a pass rider, etc.

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

You can conveniently travel with a small pet on San Francisco to Los Angeles trains operated by Amtrak. However, your pet's weight, together with its carrier, should not exceed 20 lbs. Unfortunately, you cannot bring your pet onboard if you are traveling in non-Acela business class, sleeping cars, food service cars, or other accommodations. Pets are only allowed in coach class and Acela business class on various train lines. It is essential to make a reservation for your pet in advance because Amtrak trains from San Francisco to Los Angeles allow only five pets per train. Passengers can make a reservation for one pet only. In case your voyage is disrupted along the way, Amtrak may try to look for pet-friendly hotel accommodations where your pet will be safe.

Which train companies operate between San Francisco to Los Angeles?

You can find train tickets for Amtrak which service this route currently. Amtrak is the cheapest option recently available with prices starting at $116 round-trip.

How far is San Francisco to Los Angeles by train?

There are 345.0 mi between San Francisco and Los Angeles. By train, the distance is greater, and the train route may stop elsewhere along the way.

What is the carbon footprint of a train from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Taking a train to Los Angeles from San Francisco has a carbon footprint of 75lb, on average. Carbon emissions for flights between these two cities are around 324lb. A bus for this journey would also have lower emissions than flying, with a carbon footprint of around 47lb.

Is a train the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

We’ve found that taking a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Frontier is more time-efficient when based simply on travel duration. A train from San Francisco to Los Angeles or a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles can take you longer than a 1h 28m flight.

Is a train the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way is to get a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, which can be as cheap as $51. A train from San Francisco to Los Angeles is more expensive than a flight, with prices starting at $116. A bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles is also an option, with an average price of $65.


Amtrak trains from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Our best Amtrak deals on San Francisco to Los Angeles train tickets
Amtrak
Sep 6
9MY8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
VN88:36 pmVan Nuys
Sep 10
VN810:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9MY9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Aug 23
9MY8:39 amEmeryville
12h 32m
AX99:11 pmLos Angeles Union
Aug 25
AX99:51 amLos Angeles Union
11h 40m
9MY9:31 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Aug 12
9MY8:39 amEmeryville
11h 57m
VN88:36 pmVan Nuys
Aug 19
VN810:18 amVan Nuys
11h 13m
9MY9:31 pmEmeryville

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Cheapest price$122
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Fastest travel time43h 10m
Cheapest price$290
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Fastest travel time34h 46m
Cheapest price$205
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Fastest travel time30h 14m
Cheapest price$212
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Fastest travel time2h 25m
Cheapest price$22
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Fastest travel time16h 45m
Cheapest price$190
Trains to Los Angeles from San Antonio
Fastest travel time28h 50m
Cheapest price$358

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