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Duration 2 days 5h
Distance 2172.2 miles
Average price $268
Frequency 2/week

Trip overview

The train between Chicago and San Jose takes 2 days 5h. The train runs, on average, 2 times per week from Chicago to San Jose. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train, BART

  1. Chicago Union Station
  2. Richmond
  3. San Jose
2 days 5h
$223 - $309

Chicago to San Jose train times

Trains run twice a week between Chicago and San Jose. The service departs Chicago at 14:00 in the afternoon, which arrives into San Jose at 17:25. All services require a transfer at Richmond and take an average of 2 days 5h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Berryessa / North San Jose via Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Chicago and San Jose is 1849 miles. The road distance is 2172.2 miles.

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Chicago to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago to San Jose train services, operated by BART, arrive at Berryessa / North San Jose station.

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San Jose is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 3:58 PM in Chicago and 1:58 PM in San Jose.

There are 266+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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