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You can purchase a ticket from Los Angeles to Chicago within the week and expect to pay $146 or more one-way.
It takes 42h 50m to get from Los Angeles to Chicago by train. Travel time can vary by 5h 22m, so prioritize nonstop options for the quickest arrival. Amtrak has the quickest available train to your destination.
Amtrak will take you from Los Angeles to Chicago. Amtrak has been recently found as the cheapest option from $292 round-trip.
Los Angeles and Chicago are 1744.8 mi apart from one another, but the actual distance by train depends on the route taken. In terms of time, a normal route is around 42h 50m.