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Cheap train tickets from Oakland to Chicago


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Oakland to Chicago?

Lowest Price£117.93
Fastest Train52h 35m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Oakland 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 Oakland to Chicago was £162.41. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £60.58 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 Oakland to Chicago?

The distance between Oakland and Chicago is approximately 1847.47 miles, or 2972.47 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 62 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 hours and 35 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 Oakland to Chicago?

On Monday trains from Oakland 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Oakland to Chicago?

Typically there are 7 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Oakland to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Oakland to Chicago, usually offering 6.657 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Oakland to Chicago, 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 Coach tickets from Oakland to Chicago, which start at £83.24.

One train company connects Oakland to Chicago


Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to Chicago start from £117.93, and on average cost £190.81. Daily there are 6.657143 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Oakland to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 62 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 52 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6.583333 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £184.03 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Avg. Time
2d 14h 2m
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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Oakland with trains to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
There is one train station where trains from Oakland arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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