San Francisco, CA to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Cheapest

136

Average

136

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
03:00PMSan Francisco, CA52h50 07:50PMChicago
0 transfers
1361One-way

Train schedule from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

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Amtrak
03:00PMSan Francisco, CA52h50 07:50PMChicago
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Fastest train times from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Fastest Journey

2d 4 h 50 m

Average

2d 4 h 50 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

2983 km

Of the 1 trains that leave San Francisco, CA 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
03:00PMSan Francisco, CA52h50 07:50PMChicago
0 transfers
1361One-way

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Overview: Train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

distanceDistance1849 miles (2983 km)
durationAverage train duration52 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$149 (€143)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago cover the 1849 miles (2983 km) long trip taking on average 52 h 50 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $135 (€130), but the average price of train tickets is $149 (€143).

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

Amtrak trains will get you between San Francisco, CA and Chicago from $135 (€130). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your 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 San Francisco, CA to Chicago.

  • Average Price: $135

Travel Tips: Trains from San Francisco, CA 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 Francisco, CA to Chicago.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago to cost as little as $135 (€130)  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $150 (€143)  for a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago.
The San Francisco, CA to Chicago train distance is approximately 1849 miles (2983 km).
On average the San Francisco, CA to Chicago train time is 52 h 50 min  covering the 1849 miles (2983 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Chicago. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the San Francisco, CA to Chicago trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The first San Francisco, CA to Chicago train departs at 2: 00 PM   and the last train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago leaves at 6: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from San Francisco, CA to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find trains between San Francisco, CA and Chicago to cost on average $150 (€143) 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 San Francisco, CA to Chicago train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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