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$251Amtrak
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$222Amtrak
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$272Amtrak
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$158Amtrak
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Journey Summary

Chicago to San Francisco, CA Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
56 hours 43 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $178
Trains depart from:Chicago
Trains arrive in:San Francisco, CA
Distance:2983 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Travel Tips

Trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA
Travel by train to San Francisco, CA 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 Francisco, CA.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Chicago to San Francisco, CA trains for as little as $158 (€123)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Chicago and San Francisco, CA?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train to cost on average $158 (€123)  one way.
What is the distance to San Francisco, CA from Chicago by train?
You should expect to travel around 1849 miles (2983 km)  to San Francisco, CA from Chicago by train.
What is the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train travel time?
The Chicago to San Francisco, CA train duration is on average 53 h, which is to be expected when traveling 1849 miles (2983 km) between Chicago and San Francisco, CA. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What time is the earliest train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA? What time is the last train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?
The earliest train departing from Chicago to San Francisco, CA leaves at 6: 45 PM. The last train departing from Chicago to San Francisco, CA leaves at 7: 50 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to San Francisco, CA train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to San Francisco, CA from Chicago for the best deals?
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 purchase train tickets to San Francisco, CA from Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $158 (€123) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Chicago to San Francisco, CA a few months in advance.