Duration 2 days 0h
Distance 2045.2 miles
Average price $240
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Los Angeles and Chicago takes 2 days 0h and the fastest train takes 42h 50m. There is at least one train per day 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.

Train

  1. Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Chicago
42h 50m
Bookable on Rome2rio
$200 - $280

Los Angeles to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily 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 0h. 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 Union Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42h 50m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Chicago is 1753 miles. The road distance is 2045.2 miles.

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Los Angeles to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles Union 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 4:53 AM in Los Angeles and 6:53 AM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $200 - $280 and the journey takes 42h 50m.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650

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