Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Nashville

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Nashville?

Lowest Price$119.98
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Nashville?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Nashville is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Nashville was $139.75. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 19 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $16.06 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Nashville?

The distance between Chicago and Nashville is approximately 397.73 miles, or 639.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 15 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 15 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to Nashville?

On Wednesday trains from Chicago to Nashville are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Chicago to Nashville

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Nashville. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Nashville route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Nashville, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago to Nashville, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Nashville, which start at $19.78.

One train company connects Chicago to Nashville

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Nashville start from $119.98, and on average cost $143.31. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Nashville. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Nashville trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S,

From Chicago to Nashville train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Nashville faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 14 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $147.62 for a one-way train ticket to Nashville.

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Avg. Time
15h 8m
Avg. Price
$143.31

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Nashville. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Chicago are:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Nashville from Chicago. These are the busiest arriving stations in Nashville:
  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S