Duration 42h 37m
Distance 2050 miles
Average price $262
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between Chicago and Santa Ana takes 42h 37m and the fastest train takes 42h 30m. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from Chicago to Santa Ana. 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. Chicago Union Station
  2. Santa Ana
42h 53m
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$203 - $306

Chicago to Santa Ana train times

Trains run five times a week between Chicago and Santa Ana. The service departs Chicago at 14:50 in the afternoon, which arrives into Santa Ana at 07:20. All services require a transfer at Fullerton Amtrak Station and take an average of 42h 37m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Santa Ana station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Santa Ana Amtrak Station via Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 53m.

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The distance between Chicago and Santa Ana is 1743 miles. The road distance is 2050 miles.

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Chicago to Santa Ana train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago to Santa Ana train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Fullerton Amtrak Station.

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Santa Ana is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 2:14 AM in Chicago and 12:14 AM in Santa Ana.

There are 815+ hotels available in Santa Ana. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Chicago and Santa Ana?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $190 - $280 and the journey takes 42h 4m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280

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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Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650

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