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There are 6 daily trains from Chicago to Bangor. Traveling by train from Chicago to Bangor usually takes around 15 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pere Marquette train can make the trip in 2 hours and 19 minutes.
|Distance||83 mi (134 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 19m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Bangor?
In the last month, $44.37 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago to Bangor. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $145.25 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chicago to Bangor by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$50 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chicago to Bangor in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$129 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Bangor from Chicago will be about C$145.25 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Chicago to Bangor?
2 train services operate from Chicago to Bangor. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Chicago to Bangor every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $47.
Amtrak Pere Marquette
Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Chicago to Bangor in about 5 hours and 27 minutes. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers traveling to Bangor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Bangor during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Chicago to Bangor?
How long is the train journey from Chicago to Bangor?
When are trains the most crowded?
Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Chicago to Bangor. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Chicago at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Chicago to Bangor?
There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chicago to Bangor. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Bangor to Chicago.
Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.
You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.
Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.
Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.
Where is the train station in Chicago?
Main departure station: Union Station
The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.
All train stations in Chicago:
459 North Burdick Street
18015 Park Ave
1116 Depot St
Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt
11 W Baltimore Ave
171 Lincoln Ave
100 LaCrosse St
Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir
Vernon J. Ehlers Station
200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
131 Tyler Ave
Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave
Where is the train station in Bangor?
Main arrival station: 541 Railroad Street
Bangor has one train station.
Train stations in Bangor:
541 Railroad Street
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