Chicago to San Diego train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to San Diego

Showing times and prices for Dec 05

Cheapest

337

Average

337

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Chicago to San Diego is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
07:00PMChicago65h25 12:25PMSan Diego
0 transfers
3371One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to San Diego

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Fastest train times from Chicago to San Diego

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Fastest Journey

2d 17 h 25 m

Average

2d 17 h 25 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

2784 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chicago for San Diego every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
07:00PMChicago65h25 12:25PMSan Diego
0 transfers
3371One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to San Diego

distanceDistance1726 miles (2784 km)
durationAverage train duration48 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$218 (€196)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to San Diego cover the 1726 miles (2784 km) long journey taking on average 48 h 3 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $218 (€196), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $188 (€168).

Train providers: Amtrak from Chicago to San Diego trains

Travel from Chicago to San Diego from $188 (€168) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey between Chicago and San Diego.

  • Average Price: $188

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to San Diego

Travel Tips: Travel by train to San Diego 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 San Diego.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Chicago to San Diego to cost as little as $188 (€168)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to San Diego train price to come in at an average of $218 (€196)  one way.
The distance to San Diego from Chicago by train is approximately 1726 miles (2784 km).
On average the Chicago to San Diego train time is 48 h 3 min  covering the 1726 miles (2784 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Chicago to San Diego, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to San Diego. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Chicago to San Diego route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
If you purchase the Chicago to San Diego train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $218 (€196). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Chicago to San Diego. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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