Cheap Chicago to Monterey  train tickets

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How much are Chicago to Monterey train tickets?

Lowest Price$355.19
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How to buy cheap train tickets from Chicago to Monterey ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Monterey 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 Monterey was $355.19. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $221.16 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 trip from Chicago to Monterey ? What is the distance between Chicago to Monterey ?

The distance between Chicago to Monterey is 1857.74 miles or 2988.99 km. A train trip from Chicago to Monterey typically takes 55 hours, If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 54 hours and 20 minutes to get from Chicago to Monterey.

Going from Chicago to Monterey by train takes over 55 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from Chicago to Monterey 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Chicago to Monterey

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Monterey. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Monterey route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Monterey, usually offering 4 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago to Monterey, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train carrier connects Chicago to Monterey

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Monterey start from $355.19, and on average cost $479.93. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Monterey. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Monterey trains arrive at 500 Tyler St and 4 other train stations.

From Chicago to Monterey train travel on Amtrak takes 54 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 54 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $513.35 for a one-way train ticket to Monterey.

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Avg. Time
6h 31m
Avg. Price
$479.93

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Monterey. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There are 5 different stations where trains arrive to in Monterey. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is 351 Fremont St, 500 Tyler St, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal, 1 Old Golf Course Rd.
  • 351 Fremont St
  • 500 Tyler St
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal
  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd