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CHI — SFO
Jun 18 — Jun 251
1 adult
Tue 6/18

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Amtrak
With transfers
52h 57m
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With transfers
52h 57m
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With transfers
52h 57m
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With transfers
52h 57m
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52h 57m
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With transfers
52h 57m
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Chicago to San Francisco train information

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

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$318

ONE-WAY FROM

$159

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from Chicago to San Francisco found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $318
The best one-way train deal from Chicago to San Francisco found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $159
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

San Francisco Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in San Francisco
San Francisco Santa Rosa 917 Edwards AveSan Francisco, 38.45544, -122.72818
San Francisco Ferry BuildingSan Francisco, 37.79545, -122.39365
San Francisco CaltrainSan Francisco, 37.776627, -122.3946

Book round-trip train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Sep 4
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Sep 15
8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Sep 4
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Sep 7
8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 16
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Aug 21
8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 16
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Aug 21
8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 4
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Jul 11
8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 4
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Jul 8
8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
2:39 pmChicago Union

Book one-way train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from Chicago to San Francisco 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 16
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Aug 16
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Sep 14
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Sep 14
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Aug 25
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville
Amtrak
Jul 4
2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
4:57 pmEmeryville

FAQs for booking trains from Chicago to San Francisco

How much does a train ticket from Chicago to San Francisco cost?

A ticket from Chicago to San Francisco for this week starts from $194 one-way.

Which train companies operate between Chicago to San Francisco?

Amtrak are viable options. Check times and availability for Amtrak, as it was recently the cheapest train available traveling from Chicago to San Francisco from $318 round-trip.

How far is Chicago to San Francisco by train?

The straight-line distance from Chicago to San Francisco is 1852.8 mi, but the actual distance you’ll travel by train depends on the route taken.


Amtrak trains from Chicago to San Francisco

Our best Amtrak deals on Chicago to San Francisco train tickets
Amtrak
Sep 4
ZUN2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
9MY4:57 pmEmeryville
Sep 15
9MY8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
ZUN2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Sep 4
ZUN2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
9MY4:57 pmEmeryville
Sep 7
9MY8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
ZUN2:39 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 4
ZUN2:00 pmChicago Union
52h 57m
9MY4:57 pmEmeryville
Jul 11
9MY8:25 amEmeryville
52h 14m
ZUN2:39 pmChicago Union

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