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Duration 2 days 3h
Distance 2134.4 miles
Average price $260
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Berkeley and Chicago takes 2 days 3h. There is at least one train per day from Berkeley to Chicago. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Emeryville Amtrak Station
  2. Chicago
2 days 3h
Bookable on Rome2rio
$210 - $300

Berkeley to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Berkeley and Chicago. The service departs Berkeley at 09:10 in the morning, which arrives into Chicago at 14:50. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 2 days 3h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Berkeley to Chicago? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Emeryville Amtrak Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Berkeley and Chicago is 1856 miles. The road distance is 2134.4 miles.

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Berkeley to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Emeryville Amtrak Station.

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Berkeley to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago is 2h ahead of Berkeley. It is currently 1:07 PM in Berkeley and 3:07 PM in Chicago.

There are 2576+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Berkeley and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $210 - $300 and the journey takes 2 days 3h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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+1 215-856-7924
Train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700

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