Cheap Chicago to Sacramento  train tickets

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How much are Chicago to Sacramento train tickets?

Lowest Price$179.96
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How to buy cheap train tickets from Chicago to Sacramento ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Sacramento 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 Sacramento was $344.74. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $44.32 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 trip from Chicago to Sacramento ? What is the distance between Chicago to Sacramento ?

The distance between Chicago to Sacramento is 1790.10 miles or 2880.16 km. A train trip from Chicago to Sacramento typically takes 60 hours, If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak California Zephyr. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 50 hours and 13 minutes to get from Chicago to Sacramento.

Going from Chicago to Sacramento by train takes over 60 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 Saturday trains from Chicago to Sacramento 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Chicago to Sacramento

Typically there are 12 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. On the route to Sacramento 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Sacramento, usually offering 11 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Sacramento with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Sacramento, which start at $220.25.

Chicago to Sacramento is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Sacramento start from $269.94, and on average cost $387.46. Daily there are 11 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St and one other train station.

From Chicago to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 60 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 50 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $416.33 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

Restroom
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Extra legroom
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Avg. Time
12h 47m
Avg. Price
$387.46

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Chicago to Sacramento start from $179.96, and on average cost $233.59. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak California Zephyr in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From Chicago to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 50 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 50 hours and 0 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Sacramento on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost $246.71 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 14m
Avg. Price
$233.59

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Sacramento. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Sacramento. 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 Valley Station - 401 I St, 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets.
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets