Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Phoenix

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Phoenix?

Lowest Price$208.17
Fastest36h 15m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Phoenix?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Phoenix is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Phoenix was $266.21. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $77.32 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Phoenix?

The distance between Chicago and Phoenix is approximately 1452.56 miles, or 2337.08 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 53 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to Phoenix?

On Wednesday trains from Chicago to Phoenix are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Phoenix?

Typically there are 4 scheduled trains per day. One train company currently travels from Chicago to Phoenix.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Phoenix, with an average of 4 trips per day and 86 monthly trips.

Of the 4 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the train and boarding another train to complete your trip.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Phoenix, which start at $114.03.

One train company connects Chicago to Phoenix

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Phoenix start from $208.17, and on average cost $287.12. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Phoenix. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Phoenix trains arrive at 2717 W Bell Rd and 2 other train stations.

From Chicago to Phoenix train travel on Amtrak takes 53 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Phoenix faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 36 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $338.22 for a one-way train ticket to Phoenix.

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Avg. Time
2d 5h 30m
Avg. Price
$287.12

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Phoenix. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Chicago are:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There are 3 different stations where trains arrive to in Phoenix. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Phoenix:
  • 2717 W Bell Rd
  • City-to-City Transport Desk - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd