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Trains Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much do train tickets from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about 712.24 RM for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as 606.88 RM, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA by train

Best price 606.88 RM
Journey duration 64 h 18 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 14:50
Last departure 13:45
Distance 2,802 km
Departure Chicago, IL
Arrival Los Angeles, CA
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

Ticket price Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA every day

898.14 RM
1,266.20 RM
282.14 RM
In 2 days
In 3 days
968.57 RM
In 4 days
1,012.79 RM
1,173.66 RM
In 5 days
In 6 days

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
606.88 RM
Maximum price
1,030.87 RM

Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA


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By Bus

898.14 RM

Saturday, May 21st 2022
95th & Dan Ryan CTA - Downtown Greyhound Station
18:00 - 17:05
49h 5min
2 changes
CO2: 98.62kg
By Flight

1,010.21 RM

Sunday, May 29th 2022
Spirit Airlines-logo
O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles
05:00 - 07:19
Spirit Airlines
4h 19min
CO2: 518.32kg

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA by train?

The journey between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA runs for about 2,802 km and usually takes approximately 64 h 18 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 43 h 10 min. If you are trying to get from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA?

The first journey of the day departs from Chicago, IL at 14:50. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 13:45. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations are used when traveling from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA?

You will be able to leave Chicago, IL by using stations such as Chicago, IL. These connect you to stations including Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles, CA. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Chicago, IL or in Los Angeles, CA, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Chicago, IL leave for Los Angeles, CA?

The exact number of journeys from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 2 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Amtrak. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 2 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more.


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