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Compare train tickets from Chicago to Salt Lake City


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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Salt Lake City?

Lowest Price$122.00
Fastest Train34h 5m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1
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Chicago-Salt Lake City Train Schedule

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Salt Lake City
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Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak California Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 7, 2019Visiting family
Floor could have been mopped in the snack area bottom floor. It was sticky.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Salt Lake City?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $122.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Salt Lake City. By booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $30.00 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Salt Lake City?

The distance between Chicago and Salt Lake City is approximately 1257 miles, or 2023 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 hours and 5 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Salt Lake City are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 2:00pm and arrives in Salt Lake City around 34 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Chicago to Salt Lake City?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Salt Lake City with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salt Lake City to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Salt Lake City for $87.00.

What train services are there from Chicago to Salt Lake City?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Chicago to Salt Lake City. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11d 10h 6m$134.54

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City has one train station:

  • 340 S 600 W

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