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Travel guide Chicago–Los Angeles


What train companies operate the route from Chicago to Los Angeles?

This route is operated by Amtrak (Southwest Chief).

What is the schedule for the train route from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Departures occur daily at 3:00 PM.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Trains depart from Union Station in Chicago and arrive at Union Station in Los Angeles.

What distance is the train route from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The overall distance covered by rail is approximately 2,000 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles by train?

The listed time of travel is 1 day 19 hours.

What are the stops on the train route from Chicago to Los Angeles?

There are no transfers along this route. Stops passed along the way include Naperville Station, Mendota Station, Princeton Station, Amtrak Galesburg Station, Fort Madison Station, La Plata Station, Kansas City Station, Lawrence Station, Topeka Station, Newton Station, Hutchinson Station, Dodge City Station, Garden City Station, Lamar Station, La Junta Station, Trinidad Station, Raton Station, Las Vegas Station, Amtrak Station - Lamy New Mexico, Albuquerque Station, Gallup Station, Amtrak Station - Winslow Arizona, Flagstaff Station, Williams Station, Kingman Station, Needles Station, Barstow Station, Victorville Station, San Bernardino Station, Riverside Station, and Fullerton Station.

Why should you travel by train from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The train passes beautiful desert scenery along the way, with a large number of breathtaking vistas.

What is there to see and do in Los Angeles?

In Los Angeles, visitors will be pleased to find a large number of options. Commonly-visited attractions include Disneyland, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Universal Studios. Nearby beaches include Dockweiler Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, and Will Rogers Beach.