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Chicago to San Francisco train - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$139.00
Shortest Duration52h 0m
Trips per day9
train carriers1
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How to book cheap Chicago to San Francisco train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to San Francisco were US$215.45. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average US$35.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Chicago to San Francisco?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to San Francisco by train is at 14:00 on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 13:00 on Monday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to San Francisco will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in San Francisco at 3 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St are the main train stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St