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Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train is 1,692.7 km and takes 35 hrs 20 mins. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:50 am and the last at 8:05 pm. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train for as little as $182.15 or as much as $934.89. The best price for this journey is $182.15.

Lowest Price$182.15
Journey Duration35 hrs 20 mins
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$182.15
Highest Price$934.89
First Departure9:50 am
Last Departure8:05 pm
Distance1,692.7 km
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSan Antonio, TX
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?

The prices for train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX will cost $182.15. The average train ticket price is approximately $289.26. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX will cost you $289.26. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train?

The distance between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX is approximately 1,692.7 km. In general, it will take you about 35 hrs 20 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX covers a distance of 1,692.7 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 35 hrs 20 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 27 hrs 0 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Chicago, IL at 9:50 am. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 8:05 pm. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX, which usually leaves at 9:50 am. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 8:05 pm. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Chicago, IL from the following stations: . Arriving at San Antonio, TX, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: . Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in San Antonio, TX.

How many journeys from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX take place each day?

The route from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Chicago, IL 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Chicago, IL - San Antonio, TX train tickets can be found for as low as $133.39 if you’re lucky, or $181.32 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $234.36.

Find the best day to travel to San Antonio, TX by train

When travelling to San Antonio, TX by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
118.49kg
Bus
126.95kg
Flight
338.54kg
Car
270.83kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX are 118.49kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX you will save 220.05kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 8.46kg compared to a bus and 152.34kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is $289.26. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $182.15.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is $182.15. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX by train?
Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is 1,692.7 km.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX take?
Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is on average 35 hrs 20 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 27 hrs 0 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX departs at 9:50 am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX departs at 8:05 pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $182.15 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Chicago, IL to go to San Antonio, TX. You can go from Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, O'Hare International Airport and Union Station and you can arrive at San Antonio Station.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX is 27 hrs 0 mins.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX creates 118.49kg of CO2 emissions.