Often confused, here is a side by side comparison of these two Southern California to Las Vegas, passenger rail projects.


Excursion passenger rail service with a friendly party environment

High Speed Commuter Rail


260 miles from Downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas

170 miles from 90 miles north of Los Angeles

Boarding Location

Union Station Los Angeles


Travel time

Phase 1- 5.0 hours
Phase 2- 4.0

85 minutes

Miles per hour:

Phase 1 – 79 miles per hour
Phase 2 – 120 miles per hour

150 miles per hour


All-inclusive party environment. Passengers will enjoy excellent food and beverage services. Also available:    ticket, rooms and transfers to & from the station and weekend events such as access to nightclubs, golf outings and restaurants. It will be scheduled as a Friday through Sunday service with passengers in Los Angeles boarding the Union Station and arriving at a new station to be built in Las Vegas

On board Wi-Fi, some food and Beverage

Cost to Build

Phase 1- $100 million
Phase 2 High Speed Rail – $400 million – private equity and infrastructure funding loans

$4.8 billion tax free revenue bonds