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Journey details

Best price 144 $
Journey duration 53 h 27 min
Connections per day 4
First departure: 13:45
Last departure: 14:50
Distance 2784km

With virail the cheapest train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA

Virail has the magic trick to find your cheap train tickets to San Diego, CA. You just need to enter your travel dates and set the filters for departure and price according to your preferences. If you need a round-trip ticket you just have to tick the box. Once you choose the best travel options for your train from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA, virail will redirect you automatically to the provider's website for the purchase. Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. We help more than 60 million users yearly to find the best option for their trip. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and makes it possible to find the perfect travel solution, regardless of your needs.

Which companies serve the route from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?

Virail cooperates with more than 200 partners in Europe and in the rest of the world, among which also Amtrak serving the train route Chicago, IL - San Diego, CA.

How much are the low cost train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?

By booking in advance, you can find cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA from 144,10 $. However, train tickets for this route cost on average around 185,55 $.


If you are flexible with your travel dates, always consider that you can buy extremely cheap train tickets if you avoid travelling in the weekends and if you choose to travel during the low season.

With such a long journey, you could take into account travelling by plane, which is not necessarily more expensive. Doing so, you will shorten the distances and you will be able to enjoy more time in San Diego, CA.

Which stations serve the rail line Chicago, IL - San Diego, CA?

The trains to San Diego, CA will leave from Chicago, IL and will arrive at San Diego, CA.

How many train connections are there from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA every day?

If you want to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by train, there are 3 available connections per day. Please notice that all of these connections, that is to say 3 routes, have a change. Consequently, you will have to change trains.

What time do the trains to San Diego, CA leave and how long is the journey?

With the fastest connections you will be in San Diego, CA in 47 hours and 47 minutes, but on average it takes 55 hours and 17 minutes. The first train headed to San Diego, CA is at 13:08, while the last one leaves Chicago, IL at 14:12.

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