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You can get from Chicago to San Francisco, CA by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||1849 miles (2983 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$154 - $319|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $154 (€123) • 53 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $173 (€138) • 4 h 36 min|
|Popular travel companies||Greyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak|
Take a bus, flight or train to travel 1849 miles (2983 km) between Chicago and San Francisco, CA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $154 (€123). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Chicago to San Francisco, CA.
You can travel to San Francisco, CA from Chicago 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Chicago to San Francisco, CA is by taking a train with an average price of $154 (€123).
This is compared to other travel options to San Francisco, CA:
Taking a train is about $165 (€132) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $319 (€255) for this journey.
Taking a train is usually $19 (€15) less than taking a flight to San Francisco, CA, which costs on average $173 (€138) for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel to San Francisco, CA from Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 36 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 55 h 15 min of travel time.
In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 53 h.
San Francisco, CA is approximately 1849 miles (2983 km) away from Chicago.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, CA:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to San Francisco, CA, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Chicago to San Francisco, CA with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to San Francisco, CA as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Chicago to San Francisco, CA.
When planning your trip from Chicago to San Francisco, CA, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Chicago to San Francisco, CA online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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