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Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train

The journey from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train is 2,805.02 km and takes 59 hrs 46 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:51 am and the last at 7:13 pm. It is possible to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train for as little as $403.33 or as much as $1,546.29. The best price for this journey is $403.33.

Lowest Price$403.33
Journey Duration59 hrs 46 mins
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$403.33
Highest Price$1,546.29
First Departure9:51 am
Last Departure7:13 pm
Distance2,805.02 km
DepartureLos Angeles, CA
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersAmtrak

Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL Train Times

Departure date
Monday, 22 Jul 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train?

On average, a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL will cost you $901.35. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $403.33. 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.
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On average, a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL will cost you $901.35. 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 long does it take to get from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train?

The journey between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL by train is approximately 2,805.02 km. It will take you more or less 59 hrs 46 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. In order to get from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL will complete the journey in 43 hrs 20 mins. On average, it will take you about 59 hrs 46 mins to travel the 2,805.02 km between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL.

When do the first and last departures from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL leave?

The first daily departure from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL leaves at 9:51 am, while the last journey of the day sets out at 7:13 pm. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL, which usually leaves at 9:51 am. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 7:13 pm. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

What are the stations on the Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Los Angeles, CA from the following stations: Los Angeles (Americanstar),Los Angeles International Airport. Arriving at Chicago, IL, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Chicago Midway International Airport,Chicago Rockford International Airport,Chicago Union Station,O Hare International Airport, ORD. 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 Chicago, IL.

How many journeys from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL are there every day?

The route from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL 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 Los Angeles, CA 6 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 1 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 5 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 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL, 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 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.

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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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Find the best day to travel to Chicago, IL by train

When travelling to Chicago, IL 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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Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
196.35kg
Bus
210.38kg
Flight
561kg
Car
448.8kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL are 196.35kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL? By taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL you will save 364.65kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 14.03kg compared to a bus and 252.45kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL?
A train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is $901.35. 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 $403.33.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is $403.33. 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 Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL by train?
Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is 2,805.02 km.
How long does the train between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL take?
Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is on average 59 hrs 46 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 43 hrs 20 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL?
Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest train from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL departs at 9:51 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 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest train from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL departs at 7:13 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 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL 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 $403.33 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.
How many direct connections depart from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Los Angeles, CA to go to Chicago, IL.
What's the fastest journey time between Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL is 43 hrs 20 mins.
Is there a direct train from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct train between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train?
The train journey from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL creates 196.35kg of CO2 emissions.