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Train Information to Los Angeles from Chicago

distanceDistance1737 miles (2801 km)
durationAverage train duration43 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$259 (€207)
changesDirect trainYes
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Trains from Chicago to Los Angeles cover the 1737 miles (2801 km) long journey taking on average 43 h 10 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $259 (€207)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $259 (€207).

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Chicago to Los Angeles with Amtrak

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets between Chicago and Los Angeles from $259 (€207) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Chicago and Los Angeles.

It’s easy to book your Amtrak train ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles online with Omio! Simply check the current Amtrak train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Chicago to Los Angeles as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Amtrak train tickets online. Prices for Amtrak trains between Chicago and Los Angeles start at $259 (€207) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 1737 miles (2801 km). If you search for Amtrak trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Amtrak tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train between Chicago and Los Angeles. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Chicago to Los Angeles Amtrak train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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Trains from Chicago to Los Angeles
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Los Angeles from Chicago cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Chicago to Los Angeles for the next 7 days starting from $259 (€207)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train from Chicago to Los Angeles?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to Los Angeles train price to come in at an average of $259 (€207)  one way.
What is the distance from Chicago to Los Angeles by train?
The distance to Los Angeles from Chicago by train is approximately 1737 miles (2801 km).
How long is a train from Chicago to Los Angeles on average?
The train time to Los Angeles from Chicago is on average 43 h 10 min  for the 1737 miles (2801 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Chicago to Los Angeles by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Chicago to Los Angeles?
The earliest train for this route departs from Chicago at 6: 45 PM. The last train leaves from Chicago at 7: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Chicago to Los Angeles and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Chicago to Los Angeles train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $259 (€207) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Chicago and Los Angeles are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.