Chicago to Los Angeles train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Cheapest

352

Average

377

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
3521One-way
Cheapest
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
3521One-way
Cheapest
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
3521One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:05PMUnion Station80h06 09:11PMUnion Station
1 transfer
3771One-way
02:00PMUnion Station62h15 02:15AMUnion Station
3 transfers
4071One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to Los Angeles

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, October 6
02:00PMUnion Station62h15 02:15AMUnion Station
3 transfers
02:00PMUnion Station62h15 02:15AMUnion Station
2 transfers
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
03:05PMUnion Station80h06 09:11PMUnion Station
1 transfer
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers

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Fastest train times from Chicago to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Fastest Journey

2d 14 h 15 m

Average

2d 23 h 51 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

2802 km

It's difficult to get from Chicago to Los Angeles without transferring at least once.

Fastest
02:00PMUnion Station62h15 02:15AMUnion Station
3 transfers
4071One-way
Fastest
02:00PMUnion Station62h15 02:15AMUnion Station
2 transfers
4191One-way
2nd Fastest
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
3521One-way
2nd Fastest
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
3521One-way
2nd Fastest
03:05PMUnion Station75h30 04:35PMUnion Station
4 transfers
3521One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to Los Angeles

distanceDistance1737 miles (2801 km)
durationAverage train duration43 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$169 (€160)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

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 Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $169 (€160), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $156 (€147).

Train companies: Amtrak from Chicago to Los Angeles trains

You can travel by train from Chicago to Los Angeles with Amtrak for as low as $156 (€147). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey to Los Angeles from Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Chicago to Los Angeles with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 63 h 50 min
  • Average Price: $156
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to Los Angeles

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Los Angeles easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Los Angeles.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Chicago to Los Angeles trains for as little as $156 (€147)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Chicago to Los Angeles train to cost on average $169 (€160)  one way.
The train distance from Chicago to Los Angeles is around 1737 miles (2801 km).
On average the Chicago to Los Angeles train travel time is 43 h 10 min  for the 1737 miles (2801 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Take the Chicago to Los Angeles train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Los Angeles from Chicago as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Chicago to Los Angeles. You can look to travel with Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Chicago to Los Angeles. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Chicago at 2: 30 PM. The last train leaves from Chicago at 8: 05 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.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets to Los Angeles from Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $169 (€160) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles a few months in advance.

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