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Best price 207 $
Journey duration 84 h 14 min
Connections per day 1
First departure 13:45
Last departure 13:45
Distance 2878 km

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about 215.98 $ for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as 143.21 $, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

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Trains from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA

How long does it take to get from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA by train?

The journey between Chicago, IL and Sacramento, CA runs for about 2878 and usually takes approximately 71 h 19 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 48 h 13 min. If you are trying to get from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA leaving at 07:00. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 13:45.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use on the Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA route?

In Chicago, IL, departure stations include Chicago, IL. When you arrive in Sacramento, CA, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Sacramento, CA. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA?

The route from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA is served by providers including Amtrak. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 4 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 Sacramento, CA, 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 1 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.