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The cheapest trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Aug 6

Cheapest

$253

Average

$403

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 San Francisco, CA to Chicago will cost around $ 403 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 253.

Cheapest
08:00AMSan Francisco, CA52h50 02:50PMUnion Station
1 changes
$2531One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:00AMSan Francisco, CA72h52 01:52PMUnion Station
3 changes
$4541One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:00AMSan Francisco, CA53h50 02:50PMUnion Station
3 changes
$4541One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:00AMSan Francisco, CA74h52 01:52PMUnion Station
3 changes
$4541One-way

Timetable San Francisco, CA to Chicago

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07:00AMSan Francisco, CA53h50 02:50PMUnion Station
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08:00AMSan Francisco, CA52h50 02:50PMUnion Station
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09:00AMSan Francisco, CA74h52 01:52PMUnion Station
0 changes
11:00AMSan Francisco, CA72h52 01:52PMUnion Station
0 changes

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Fri
Aug 6
$253Amtrak
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$244frontier airlines
Sat
Aug 7
$199Amtrak
$352Greyhound
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Sun
Aug 8
$224Amtrak
$318Greyhound
$244frontier airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$199Amtrak
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$111frontier airlines
Tue
Aug 10
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$323Greyhound
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Wed
Aug 11
$224Amtrak
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$210frontier airlines
Thu
Aug 12
$159Amtrak
$226Greyhound
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Fri
Aug 13
$223Amtrak
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$191United
Sat
Aug 14
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$335Greyhound
$136frontier airlines
Sun
Aug 15
$232Amtrak
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$105frontier airlines
Mon
Aug 16
$159Amtrak
$305Greyhound
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Tue
Aug 17
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$105frontier airlines
Wed
Aug 18
$200Amtrak
$232Greyhound
$191American Airlines

The fastest trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Aug 6

Fastest Journey

2d 4 h 50 m

Average

2d 15 h 36 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

2983 km

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

Fastest
08:00AMSan Francisco, CA52h50 02:50PMUnion Station
1 changes
$2531One-way
2nd Fastest
07:00AMSan Francisco, CA53h50 02:50PMUnion Station
3 changes
$4541One-way
11:00AMSan Francisco, CA72h52 01:52PMUnion Station
3 changes
$4541One-way
09:00AMSan Francisco, CA74h52 01:52PMUnion Station
3 changes
$4541One-way

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Train Information from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

distanceDistance1849 miles (2983 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$225 (€179)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companies

Trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago cover the 1849 miles (2983 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $225 (€179)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $225 (€179).

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Chicago from San Francisco, CA for the next 7 days starting from $225 (€179)  one way.
What is the cost of a train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago?
The train price from San Francisco, CA to Chicago is on average $225 (€179)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from San Francisco, CA to Chicago by train?
The train distance from San Francisco, CA to Chicago is around 1849 miles (2983 km).
When does the first train depart from San Francisco, CA to Chicago? When does the last train depart from San Francisco, CA to Chicago?
You can take the first train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago at 5: 30 AM. The last train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago that you can take departs at 3: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago is on average $225 (€179) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Chicago available a few months in advance.