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Duration 36h 40m
Distance 1555.9 miles
Average price $180
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Houston and Los Angeles takes 36h 40m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Houston 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.


  1. Houston
  2. Los Angeles
36h 40m
Bookable on Rome2rio
$150 - $220

Houston to Los Angeles train times

Trains run six times a week between Houston and Los Angeles. The service departs Houston at 18:55 in the evening, which arrives into Los Angeles at 05:35. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 36h 40m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Houston 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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston and arriving at Los Angeles. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 36h 40m.

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The distance between Houston and Los Angeles is 1379 miles. The road distance is 1555.9 miles.

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Houston to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston station.

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Houston to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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Los Angeles is 2h behind Houston. It is currently 8:03 PM in Houston and 6:03 PM in Los Angeles.

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What companies run services between Houston and Los Angeles?

Amtrak operates a train from Houston to Los Angeles 6 times a week. Tickets cost $150 - $220 and the journey takes 36h 40m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220

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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+1 215-856-7924
Train from Houston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
$420 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $460
Business Seat
$340 - $480

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