Cheap Sacramento to Chicago  train tickets

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Lowest Price$134.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from Sacramento to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Chicago was $205.78. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 11 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $33.00 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 Sacramento to Chicago ? How far is Sacramento to Chicago ?

The distance between Sacramento to Chicago is 1790.10 miles or 2880.16 km. A train trip from Sacramento to Chicago typically takes 60 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak California Zephyr. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 49 hours and 41 minutes to get from Sacramento to Chicago.

Going from Sacramento to Chicago by train takes over 60 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 Sacramento 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Sacramento to Chicago

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Sacramento to Chicago, usually offering 4 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 Sacramento to Chicago, which start at $91.00.

Sacramento to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Sacramento to Chicago start from $190.00, and on average cost $235.72. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Sacramento to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 62 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 49 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $227.64 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
2d 14h 46m
Avg. Price
$235.72

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Sacramento to Chicago start from $134.00, and on average cost $177.67. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Chicago. Amtrak California Zephyr in Sacramento leaves from Valley Station - 401 I St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Sacramento to Chicago train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 49 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 49 hours and 41 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost $192.70 for a one-way weekend reservation from Sacramento.

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Avg. Time
2d 1h 42m
Avg. Price
$177.67
There is one train station from which trains depart Sacramento on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Sacramento serving this route is Valley Station - 401 I St.
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Sacramento., The busiest departure station in Sacramento serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St