San Francisco, CA to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Cheapest

£120

Average

£120

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
15:00San Francisco, CA52h50 19:50Chicago
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£1201One-way

Train schedule San Francisco, CA to Chicago

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Fastest train times from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

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
15:00San Francisco, CA52h50 19:50Chicago
0 changes
£1201One-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£122 (€135)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
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. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £117, but the average price of train tickets is £122.

Train providers: Amtrak trains San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Travel from San Francisco, CA to Chicago from £117 with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveller’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between San Francisco, CA and Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

San Francisco, CA to Chicago train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 51 h 28 min
  • Average Price: £117
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

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
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago for the next 7 days starting from £117  one way.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the San Francisco, CA to Chicago train price to come in at an average of £122  one way.
The train distance from San Francisco, CA to Chicago is around 1849 miles (2983 km).
On average the train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago duration is 52 h 50 min  for the 1849 miles (2983 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When taking a train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Chicago. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Chicago from San Francisco, CA and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing San Francisco, CA for Chicago is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first San Francisco, CA to Chicago train departs at 14: 00   and the last train from San Francisco, CA to Chicago leaves at 18: 00. Check out the most up-to-date San Francisco, CA to Chicago train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy a train ticket between San Francisco, CA and Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £122 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Chicago are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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