Cheap train tickets from Salt Lake City to Chicago

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

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Chicago was $158.06. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $80.62 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 ride from Salt Lake City to Chicago?

The distance between Salt Lake City and Chicago is approximately 1257.84 miles, or 2023.79 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 34 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 hours and 20 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Salt Lake City to Chicago?

On Tuesday trains from Salt Lake City 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak California Zephyr has the most connections between Salt Lake City to Chicago

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Salt Lake City to Chicago route. Amtrak California Zephyr offers the most scheduled departures between Salt Lake City to Chicago, usually offering one departure 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 Salt Lake City to Chicago, which start at $89.00.

One train company connects Salt Lake City to Chicago

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Salt Lake City to Chicago start from $122.00, and on average cost $181.28. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Chicago. Amtrak California Zephyr in Salt Lake City leaves from 340 S 600 W, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Salt Lake City to Chicago train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 34 hours and 20 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 $193.06 for a one-way weekend reservation from Salt Lake City.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Salt Lake City on their way to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Salt Lake City are:
  • 340 S 600 W
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Salt Lake City. These are the busiest arriving stations in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St