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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Cleveland?

Lowest price$60.21
Fastest train6h 5m
Trains per day3
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Cleveland 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Cleveland?

In the last month, $65.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 8 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $68.99 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Cleveland?

The distance between Chicago and Cleveland is approximately 307 miles, or 495 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 5 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Cleveland are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Cleveland?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to Cleveland.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cleveland to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Cleveland for $36.38.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Cleveland?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited16h 5m$88.85
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited27h 8m$66.53

Amtrak Capitol Limited train tickets from Chicago to Cleveland start from $60, and on average cost $89. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules to Cleveland. Amtrak Capitol Limited in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Cleveland trains arrive at 200 Cleveland Mem Shrwy, From Chicago to Cleveland train travel on Amtrak Capitol Limited takes 6 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Cleveland on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Capitol Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $88 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Chicago to Cleveland start from $60, and on average cost $67. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Cleveland. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Cleveland trains arrive at 200 Cleveland Mem Shrwy, From Chicago to Cleveland train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 7 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cleveland faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 5 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $66 for a one-way train ticket to Cleveland.

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Cleveland

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