Duration 2 days 18h
Distance 2653.9 miles
Average price $345
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between California and Washington takes 2 days 18h and the fastest train takes 2 days 16h. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from California to Washington. 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 • 2 days 13h

  1. Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. Washington
2 days 13h
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California to Washington train times

Trains run five times a week between Los Angeles and Washington. The service departs Los Angeles at 18:00 in the evening, which arrives into Washington at 18:19. All services require a transfer at Chicago Union Station and take an average of 2 days 18h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from California to Washington? 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.

No, there is no direct train from California station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13h.

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The distance between California and Washington is 2276 miles. The road distance is 2653.9 miles.

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California to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles Union Station.

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California to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Washington is 3h ahead of California. It is currently 4:40 PM in California and 7:40 PM in Washington.

There are 900+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between California and Washington?

You can take a train from Los Angeles to Washington via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 13h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Ave. Duration
23 min
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35

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