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Duration 3 days 14h
Distance 2666.4 miles
Average price $370
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Washington and California takes 3 days 14h. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Washington to California. 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 via New Orleans

  1. Washington Union Station
  2. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Los Angeles
3 days 1h
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$294 - $418

Washington to California train times

Trains run three times a week between Washington and Los Angeles. The service departs Washington at 18:30 in the evening, which arrives into Los Angeles at 05:35. All services require a transfer at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and take an average of 3 days 14h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to California station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1h.

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The distance between Washington and California is 2276 miles. The road distance is 2666.4 miles.

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

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

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California is 3h behind Washington. It is currently 3:53 PM in Washington and 12:53 PM in California.

There are 10+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Washington and California?

You can take a train from Washington to Los Angeles via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in around 3 days 1h.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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 Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
46h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Premium
$480 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Seat
$410 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800

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