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Duration 2 days 13h
Distance 2027.3 miles
Average price $290
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Los Angeles and Chicago takes 2 days 13h. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Los Angeles 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. Los Angeles
  2. Chicago
2 days 13h
Bookable on Rome2rio
$240 - $340

Los Angeles to Chicago train times

Trains run three times a week between Los Angeles and Chicago. The service departs Los Angeles at 22:00 at night, which arrives into Chicago at 13:52. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 2 days 13h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 13h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Chicago is 1753 miles. The road distance is 2027.3 miles.

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Los Angeles to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles station.

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

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Chicago is 2h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 12:29 AM in Los Angeles and 2:29 AM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost $240 - $340 and the journey takes 2 days 13h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340

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 Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800

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