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Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train is 1,733.56 mi and takes 54 hr 39 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:45 AM and the last at 2:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train for as little as $144.41 or as much as $252.57. The best price for this journey is $144.41.

Lowest Price$144.41
Journey Duration54 hr 39 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$144.41
Highest Price$252.57
First Departure6:45 AM
Last Departure2:50 PM
Distance1,733.56 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSanta Ana, CA
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about $192.40 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $144.41, 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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The prices for train tickets from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $192.40. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How much time will it take to go from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train?

With a distance of 1,733.56 mi between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA, it will usually take 54 hr 39 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 54 hr 39 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA is around 1,733.56 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 54 hr 39 min. However, the fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA take 43 hr 51 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Chicago, IL at 6:45 AM, and the last departure will leave at 2:50 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA leaving at 6:45 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 2:50 PM.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 Santa Ana, CA route?

You will be able to leave Chicago, IL by using stations such as O Hare International Airport, ORD,Chicago Rockford International Airport,Chicago Midway International Airport,Chicago Union Station. These connect you to stations including Santa Ana Station in Santa Ana, CA. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Chicago, IL or in Santa Ana, CA, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Chicago, IL leave for Santa Ana, CA?

On average, there are 4 daily departures from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Chicago, IL which travel directly to Santa Ana, CA. There are 4 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA travel

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA

The cheapest Chicago, IL - Santa Ana, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $30.01 if you’re lucky, or $77.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $109.96.

Find the best day to travel to Santa Ana, CA by train

When travelling to Santa Ana, CA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
195.29kg
Bus
209.24kg
Flight
557.98kg
Car
446.38kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA are 195.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA you will save 362.69kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 13.95kg compared to a bus and 251.09kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA is $192.40. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $144.41.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA is $144.41. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA by train?
Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA is 1,733.56 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA take?
Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA is on average 54 hr 39 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 43 hr 51 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA?
Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA departs at 6:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA departs at 2:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $144.41 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA is 43 hr 51 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and Santa Ana, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to Santa Ana, CA creates 195.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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