Cheap Chicago to San Jose  train tickets

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How much are Chicago to San Jose train tickets?

Lowest Price$192.00
Fastest53h 45m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to San Jose ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to San Jose 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 San Jose was $200.67. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 1 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $34.75 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 San Jose ? How far is Chicago to San Jose ?

The distance between Chicago to San Jose is 1838.80 miles or 2958.51 km. A train trip from Chicago to San Jose typically takes 60 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 53 hours and 45 minutes to get from Chicago to San Jose.

Going from Chicago to San Jose 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 Sunday trains from Chicago to San Jose 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 San Jose

Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to San Jose route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to San Jose, usually offering 8 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago to San Jose, 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 San Jose, which start at $146.00.

One train carrier connects Chicago to San Jose

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to San Jose start from $157.00, and on average cost $241.81. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Chicago to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 60 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 53 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $237.20 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

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Avg. Time
2d 12h 6m
Avg. Price
$241.81

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to San Jose. 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 San Jose from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St