Typically there are 16 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to San Francisco, usually offering 16 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago to San Francisco, 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.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to San Francisco, which start at $147.03.
Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco start from $184.12, and on average cost $324.27. Daily there are 16 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other train stations.
From Chicago to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 61 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 53 hours and 0 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $347.20 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.