Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Lowest Price£113.07
Fastest42h 50m
trains per day13
train companies3
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Overall score for Los Angeles to Chicago
4.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.0
Lilybeth
4.0
13 October 2019Vacation
Pros
another exciting experience. the views are all good and makes it a different experience! we enjoyed our trip😍
Cons
add more variety of foods at the dining like food with rice for asian like us! much appreciated if there are more varieties of foods offered!

How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago 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 Los Angeles to Chicago was £177.41. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £72.41 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 Los Angeles to Chicago?

The distance between Los Angeles and Chicago is approximately 1743.29 miles, or 2804.85 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 63 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 42 hours and 50 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 Los Angeles to Chicago?

On Thursday trains from Los Angeles to Chicago 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Typically there are 13 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Chicago, usually offering 12 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago 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 Coach tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago, which start at £69.70.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Los Angeles to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago start from £113.07, and on average cost £197.70. Daily there are 12 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 3 other stations. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Los Angeles to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 65 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 42 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £192.70 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
2d 17h 53m
Avg. Price
£197.70

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago start from £113.07, and on average cost £139.47. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Southwest Chief schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Southwest Chief in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Los Angeles to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Southwest Chief takes 42 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Southwest Chief scheduled trip per day, which will cost £139.06 for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
1d 18h 50m
Avg. Price
£139.47

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago start from £113.07, and on average cost £143.78. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Los Angeles to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 61 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 42 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost £129.87 for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2d 13h 50m
Avg. Price
£143.78

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 train stations in Los Angeles with trains to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
There is one train station where trains from Los Angeles arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St