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Train Information from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance1849 miles (2983 km)
durationAverage train duration54 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$214 (€172)
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 route taking on average 54 h 5 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $214 (€172), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $159 (€128).

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How much are cheap trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?
Train tickets between Chicago and San Francisco, CA for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $159 (€128)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to San Francisco, CA from Chicago on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train price to come in at an average of $214 (€172)  one way.
What is the distance to San Francisco, CA from Chicago by train?
You should expect to travel around 1849 miles (2983 km)  from Chicago to San Francisco, CA by train.
How many hours is the train time to San Francisco, CA from Chicago?
The Chicago to San Francisco, CA train duration is on average 54 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 1849 miles (2983 km) to San Francisco, CA from Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
How many trains are there to San Francisco, CA from Chicago a day?
The average number of trains departing Chicago for San Francisco, CA is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Chicago to San Francisco, CA? When does the last train depart from Chicago to San Francisco, CA?
The earliest train for this trip 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 San Francisco, CA and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains to San Francisco, CA from Chicago to cost on average $214 (€172) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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