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Best price $ 283.10
Journey duration 79 h 56 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 05:55
Last departure 06:02
Distance 1,729.9 mi

Traveling from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL with Virail

Planning to travel from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much do train tickets from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL. On average, though, you'll pay about $ 344.75 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $ 190.70, 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 San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL

How long is the journey from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL by train?

The journey from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL covers a distance of 1,729.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 74 h 19 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 47 h 8 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL leaving at 20:55. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 06:02.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 San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart San Diego, CA from the following stations: San Diego, CA. Arriving at Chicago, IL, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Chicago, IL. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Chicago, IL.

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

If you want to get from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL, you can travel with providers such as Amtrak. You will find a maximum number of 10 departures per day. On average, there are 2.5 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are direct journeys between San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 2.5 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.