Cheap Los Angeles to Chicago  train tickets

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How much are Los Angeles to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$143.00
Fastest42h 50m
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How to 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 $230.32. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $36.00 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 journey from Los Angeles to Chicago ? How far is Los Angeles to Chicago ?

The distance between Los Angeles to Chicago is 1743.29 miles or 2804.85 km. A train trip from Los Angeles to Chicago typically takes 63 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Southwest Chief. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 42 hours and 50 minutes to get from Los Angeles to Chicago.

Going from Los Angeles to Chicago by train takes over 63 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 Monday 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Los Angeles to Chicago

Typically there are 15 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 14 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 Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago, which start at $95.00.

Los Angeles to Chicago is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago start from $143.00, and on average cost $262.36. Daily there are 14 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 5 other stations. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Los Angeles to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 66 hours and 10 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 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $251.87 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
2d 18h 10m
Avg. Price
$262.36

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago start from $143.00, and on average cost $179.22. 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 $169.78 for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
1d 18h 50m
Avg. Price
$179.22

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago start from $143.00, and on average cost $195.97. 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 53 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 $184.72 for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

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Avg. Time
2d 13h 53m
Avg. Price
$195.97

Plan your next adventure:

There are 6 different stations that serve train trips to Chicago that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Los Angeles serving this route is Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Union Station, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave, 6860 Park Terrace Dr.
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Los Angeles., The busiest departure station in Los Angeles serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St