Cheap Chicago to Merced  train tickets


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How much are Chicago to Merced train tickets?

Lowest Price$157.25
Fastest50h 23m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Merced ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Merced 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 Chicago to Merced was $211.08. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $214.50 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 Chicago to Merced ? How far is Chicago to Merced ?

The distance between Chicago to Merced is 1767.45 miles or 2843.72 km. A train trip from Chicago to Merced typically takes 61 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Merced faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 50 hours and 23 minutes to get from Chicago to Merced.

Going from Chicago to Merced by train takes over 61 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 Saturday trains from Chicago to Merced 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Chicago to Merced

Typically there are 7 schedules to compare for your trip to Merced. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Merced route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Merced, usually offering 7 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago to Merced, 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 Bus tickets from Chicago to Merced, which start at $166.00.

One train carrier connects Chicago to Merced


Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Merced start from $157.25, and on average cost $215.68. Daily there are 7 Amtrak schedules to Merced. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Merced trains arrive at 324 W 24th St,

From Chicago to Merced train travel on Amtrak takes 61 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Merced faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 50 hours and 23 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $215.43 for a one-way train ticket to Merced.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Merced. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Merced from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is 324 W 24th St.
  • 324 W 24th St