San Diego to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from San Diego to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

177

Average

177

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.

Amtrak
09:01PMSan Diego46h49 07:50PMChicago
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1771One-way

Train schedule from San Diego to Chicago

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Fastest train times from San Diego to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

1d 22 h 49 m

Average

1d 22 h 49 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

2784 km

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

Amtrak
09:01PMSan Diego46h49 07:50PMChicago
0 transfers
1771One-way

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Overview: Train from San Diego to Chicago

distanceDistance1726 miles (2784 km)
durationAverage train duration46 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$206 (€199)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from San Diego to Chicago cover the 1726 miles (2784 km) long journey taking on average 46 h 49 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $178 (€172), but the average price of train tickets is $206 (€199).

Train companies: Amtrak from San Diego to Chicago trains

Travel between San Diego and Chicago from $178 (€172) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route 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 from San Diego to Chicago.

Train information from San Diego to Chicago with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 69 h 43 min
  • Average Price: $178
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from San Diego to Chicago

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Chicago 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 San Diego to Chicago.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from San Diego to Chicago to cost as little as $178 (€172)  in the next 7 days.
The train price between San Diego and Chicago is on average $206 (€199)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
The San Diego to Chicago train distance is approximately 1726 miles (2784 km).
On average the San Diego to Chicago train travel time is 46 h 49 min  for the 1726 miles (2784 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
For the best San Diego to Chicago train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Chicago from San Diego to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing San Diego for Chicago is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from San Diego to Chicago at 9: 01 PM. The last train from San Diego to Chicago that you can take departs at 11: 10 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from San Diego to Chicago schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you purchase a train ticket from San Diego to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $206 (€199) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from San Diego to Chicago are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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