Duration 44h 52m
Distance 2107.2 miles
Average price $275
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between San Diego and Chicago takes 44h 52m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from San Diego 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 • 45h 35m

  1. San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Chicago
45h 35m
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San Diego to Chicago train times

Trains run six times a week between San Diego and Chicago. The service departs San Diego at 15:58 in the afternoon, which arrives into Chicago at 14:50. All services require a transfer at Fullerton Amtrak Station and take an average of 44h 52m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Want to know about travelling from San Diego 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.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 35m.

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The distance between San Diego and Chicago is 1742 miles. The road distance is 2107.2 miles.

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San Diego to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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

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Chicago is 2h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:38 AM in San Diego and 7:38 AM in Chicago.

There are 813+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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You can take a train from San Diego to Chicago via Fullerton Amtrak Station in around 45h 35m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40

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