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Duration 2 days 22h
Distance 3034.6 miles
Average price $364
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between Boston and Los Angeles takes 2 days 22h. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Boston to Los Angeles. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Boston South Station
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. Los Angeles
2 days 18h
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$303 - $423

Boston to Los Angeles train times

Trains run six times a week between Boston and Los Angeles. The service departs Boston at 12:50 in the afternoon, which arrives into Los Angeles at 08:00. All services require a transfer at Chicago Union Station and take an average of 2 days 22h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Boston to Los Angeles? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Los Angeles station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18h.

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The distance between Boston and Los Angeles is 2606 miles. The road distance is 3034.6 miles.

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Boston to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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Boston to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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Los Angeles is 3h behind Boston. It is currently 6:04 PM in Boston and 3:04 PM in Los Angeles.

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What companies run services between Boston and Los Angeles?

You can take a train from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 18h.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650

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