Cheap train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$208

Average

$243

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.

The average ticket from Chicago to San Francisco, CA will cost around $ 243 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 208.

Cheapest
02:00PMUnion Station53h00 05:00PMSan Francisco, CA
1 changes
$2081One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:50PMUnion Station54h05 06:55PMSan Francisco, CA
3 changes
$2781One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

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02:00PMUnion Station53h00 05:00PMSan Francisco, CA
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02:50PMUnion Station54h05 06:55PMSan Francisco, CA
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Wed
Jan 26
$199Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$112frontier airlines
Thu
Jan 27
$198Amtrak
$283Greyhound
$122frontier airlines
Fri
Jan 28
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$193Greyhound
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Sat
Jan 29
$309Amtrak
$246Greyhound
$105American Airlines
Sun
Jan 30
$223Amtrak
$193Greyhound
$132frontier airlines
Mon
Jan 31
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$190Greyhound
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Tue
Feb 1
$159Amtrak
$199Greyhound
$69frontier airlines
Wed
Feb 2
$159Amtrak
$193Greyhound
$69frontier airlines
Thu
Feb 3
$158Amtrak
$186Greyhound
$68frontier airlines
Fri
Feb 4
$223Amtrak
$197Greyhound
$69frontier airlines
Sat
Feb 5
$159Amtrak
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$69frontier airlines
Sun
Feb 6
$441Amtrak
$249Greyhound
$90frontier airlines
Mon
Feb 7
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$193Greyhound
$69frontier airlines
Tue
Feb 8
$159Amtrak
$188Greyhound
$69frontier airlines
Wed
Feb 9
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$188Greyhound
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Thu
Feb 10
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$188Greyhound
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Fri
Feb 11
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$189Greyhound
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Sun
Feb 13
$155Amtrak
$242Greyhound
$123United
Mon
Feb 14
$152Amtrak
$163Greyhound
$173Alaska Airlines

Fastest train times from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

2d 5 h

Average

2d 5 h 32 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

2983 km

It's difficult to get from Chicago to San Francisco, CA without transferring at least once.

Fastest
02:00PMUnion Station53h00 05:00PMSan Francisco, CA
1 changes
$2081One-way
2nd Fastest
02:50PMUnion Station54h05 06:55PMSan Francisco, CA
3 changes
$2781One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance1849 miles (2983 km)
durationAverage train duration53 h
priceAverage train ticket price$225 (€188)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA cover the 1849 miles (2983 km) long trip taking on average 53 h with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $225 (€188), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $198 (€165).

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco, CA for as low as $198 (€165)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $225 (€188)  for a train ticket between Chicago and San Francisco, CA.

How far is Chicago to San Francisco, CA by train?

You should expect to travel around 1849 miles (2983 km)  between Chicago and San Francisco, CA by train.

What is the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 1849 miles (2983 km) from Chicago to San Francisco, CA can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train journey time is on average 53 h.

How many trains are there between Chicago and San Francisco, CA a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Chicago to San Francisco, CA. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA? When is the last train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?

The first Chicago to San Francisco, CA train departs at 7: 45 PM   and the last train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA leaves at 8: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Chicago to San Francisco, CA on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book Chicago to San Francisco, CA train tickets to get the best deals?

If you buy the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $225 (€188). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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