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CHI — LAX
Jun 25 — Jul 21
1 adult
Tue 6/25

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Amtrak
With transfers
65h 43m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
65h 43m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
43h 32m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
65h 43m
Amtrak
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With transfers
43h 32m
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Amtrak
With transfers
43h 32m
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Chicago to Los Angeles train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from Chicago to Los Angeles

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$396

ONE-WAY FROM

$164

AVG TRAVEL TIME

43h 10m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from Chicago to Los Angeles found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $396
The best one-way train deal from Chicago to Los Angeles found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $164
Average time it takes to travel by train from Chicago to Los Angeles
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

Chicago Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Chicago
Chicago UnionChicago, 41.87864, -87.64025

Los Angeles Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Los Angeles
Los Angeles LittlerockLos Angeles, 34.52134, -118.00058
Los Angeles Catalina Express TerminalLos Angeles, 33.74899, -118.274925
Los Angeles La Crescenta Honolulu and Lowell AveLos Angeles, 34.231945, -118.26651
Los Angeles ClaremontLos Angeles, 34.094467, -117.71686
Los Angeles GlendaleLos Angeles, 34.123707, -118.258865
Los Angeles Westwood-UCLA, CaliforniaLos Angeles, 34.06877, -118.44898

Book round-trip train tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Jul 14
1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
5:35 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 19
10:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
1:44 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 14
1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
5:35 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 24
10:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
1:44 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 14
2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
7:57 amLos Angeles Union
Aug 17
5:22 pmLos Angeles Union
43h 20m
2:42 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 12
1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
5:35 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 19
10:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
1:44 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 15
2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
7:57 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 21
10:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
1:44 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 12
2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
7:57 amLos Angeles Union
Aug 17
5:22 pmLos Angeles Union
43h 20m
2:42 pmChicago Union

Book one-way train tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Aug 30
1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
5:35 amLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jul 14
1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
5:35 amLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Aug 12
2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
7:57 amLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jul 12
1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
5:35 amLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jul 16
2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
7:57 amLos Angeles Union
Amtrak
Jul 15
2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
7:57 amLos Angeles Union

FAQs for booking trains from Chicago to Los Angeles

What luggage is accepted on Chicago to Los Angeles trains?

If you opt for Amtrak Chicago to Los Angeles trains, you should keep in mind the luggage policy, which allows you to carry only two free pieces of luggage. Each of these pieces is required to not exceed 50 lbs in weight, and the size cannot measure more than 28 x 22 x 14 inches. Any luggage over the weight limit will attract extra charges, so confirm about this when booking your train tickets. While traveling as a family on Amtrak trains to Los Angeles from Chicago with an infant under two years old, you can benefit from an exception, which allows you to carry baby items, including diaper bags and strollers, without including these in the carry-on limit. However, there is a list of things you cannot bring on the ride, including ammunition or firearms, percussion caps or ammunition used with a matchlock, self-loaded gunpowder-based ammunition, corrosive and dangerous chemical substances, archery tools, and devices with propellants.

Are pets allowed on Amtrak trains from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Passengers can also travel with a pet on Amtrak trains from Chicago to Los Angeles. However, they must observe the pet policy, which specifies that you can only board with small pets. The pet must be contained in a pet carrier measuring no bigger than 19 x 14 x 10.5 inches. Also, the total weight of your pet and its carrier should not be more than 20 lbs. You can use a hard or soft-sided carrier, which should also be leak-proof and properly ventilated. For the pet’s comfort and safety, you should ensure the animal can sit or seamlessly lie down without struggling against the sides of the carrier. Note that when you board with a pet, you can only travel for a maximum of seven hours, and the pet should be at least eight weeks old. Throughout the ride, you should keep the pet under your seat, and the animal must not disturb the peace of other passengers.

Do Amtrak trains from Chicago to Los Angeles have Wi-Fi?

Traveling on Amtrak trains from Chicago to Los Angeles does not mean you must endure a boring ride. The Chicago to Los Angeles trains are equipped with a Wi-Fi connection, which allows you to enjoy browsing the internet and accessing social media pages. However, you should understand this connection is not suited for heavy downloads or content that requires more bandwidth than the allocated minimum. This means you cannot enjoy your favorite shows on Netflix as the speed limit does not allow. If you look to explore shows on the ride, a good suggestion would be downloading the shows you love before heading to the train station. Also, Amtrak offers the Wi-Fi connection at different stations, so you can check your email and stay updated while waiting for the train.

Do I need a passport to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles by train?

To board trains to Los Angeles from Chicago, you must show identification. On all Amtrak train lines, you must show a train ticket to board a train, as train tickets are checked periodically. For travelers aged 18 and older or unaccompanied minors aged 15 and over, one must provide a government-issued ID like a passport, a military ID or a driver’s license. If the passenger does not have a government ID with a photo, they can use a secondary option for identification like a student ID card, which should accompany the form of identification without the photo. While a passport is not mandatory to board, it’s one of the different documents you can use for identification when boarding Amtrak trains to Los Angeles.

How much does a train ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles cost?

A ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles for this week starts from $198 one-way.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The fastest journey time from Chicago to Los Angeles is 43h 10m. Look into Amtrak, they have one of the quickest options available.

Which train companies operate between Chicago to Los Angeles?

Ride to your destination comfortably on Amtrak. Consider Amtrak as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from Chicago to Los Angeles starting at $396.

How far is Chicago to Los Angeles by train?

There are 1744.8 mi between Chicago and Los Angeles. By train, the distance is greater, and the train route may stop elsewhere along the way. The train usually takes 43h 10m in normal conditions.


Amtrak trains from Chicago to Los Angeles

Our best Amtrak deals on Chicago to Los Angeles train tickets
Amtrak
Jul 14
ZUN1:52 pmChicago Union
65h 43m
AX95:35 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 19
AX910:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
ZUN1:44 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 10
ZUN2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
AX97:57 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 14
AX910:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
ZUN1:44 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 9
ZUN2:25 pmChicago Union
43h 32m
AX97:57 amLos Angeles Union
Jul 12
AX910:00 pmLos Angeles Union
61h 44m
ZUN1:44 pmChicago Union

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