Chicago to San Francisco, CA train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

133

Average

175

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

Amtrak
07:00PMChicago53h00 12:00AMSan Francisco, CA
0 transfers
1331One-way
Amtrak
07:15PMChicago69h05 04:20PMSan Francisco, CA
0 transfers
2181One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, November 28
Amtrak
07:00PMChicago53h00 12:00AMSan Francisco, CA
0 transfers
Amtrak
07:15PMChicago69h05 04:20PMSan Francisco, CA
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

2d 5 h

Average

2d 13 h 2 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

2983 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Chicago for San Francisco, CA every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
07:00PMChicago53h00 12:00AMSan Francisco, CA
0 transfers
1331One-way
Amtrak
07:15PMChicago69h05 04:20PMSan Francisco, CA
0 transfers
2181One-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$159 (€144)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA cover the 1849 miles (2983 km) long journey taking on average 53 h with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $146 (€132), but the average price of train tickets is $159 (€144).

Train companies: Amtrak from Chicago to San Francisco, CA trains

For as little as $146 (€132) you can travel by train to San Francisco, CA from Chicago with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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 from Chicago to San Francisco, CA.

  • Average Price: $146

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA

Travel Tips: 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
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Chicago and San Francisco, CA for the next 7 days starting from $146 (€132)  one way.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train to cost on average $159 (€144)  one way.
The Chicago to San Francisco, CA train distance is approximately 1849 miles (2983 km).
The train time between Chicago and San Francisco, CA is on average 53 h  for the 1849 miles (2983 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to San Francisco, CA from Chicago by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Chicago to San Francisco, CA, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to San Francisco, CA. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Chicago to San Francisco, CA journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
If you book the Chicago to San Francisco, CA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $159 (€144). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Chicago and San Francisco, CA. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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