Duration 2 days 19h
Distance 2793.5 miles
Average price $358
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between New York and Los Angeles takes 2 days 19h. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from New York 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 • 2 days 15h

  1. New York Penn Station
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. Los Angeles
2 days 15h
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New York to Los Angeles train times

Trains run six times a week between New York and Los Angeles. The service departs New York at 15:40 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 19h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Los Angeles station. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between New York and Los Angeles is 2460 miles. The road distance is 2793.5 miles.

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New York to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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

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Los Angeles is 3h behind New York. It is currently 5:34 AM in New York and 2:34 AM in Los Angeles.

There are 1508+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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You can take a train from New York to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 15h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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