Cheap train tickets from New York to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from New York to Chicago?

Lowest Price$116.56
Fastest19h 10m
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Chicago
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.0
Wei
4.0
October 1, 2019Vacation
Pros
The seats were very comfy and there was a lot of room for your legs. The facilities were very nice and the the WiFi was very convenient. We would definitely ride it again.
Cons
There should be some free water for the passengers.
Anna
5.0
July 29, 2019Vacation
Pros
I was sleeping most of thetrip, and enjoyed this opportunity to get to the center of Chicago with the comfort

How do you find cheap train tickets from New York to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New York to Chicago 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 New York to Chicago was $153.55. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $88.02 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 New York to Chicago?

The distance between New York and Chicago is approximately 711.44 miles, or 1144.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 22 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 10 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 New York to Chicago?

On Thursday trains from New York to Chicago 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between New York to Chicago

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between New York to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from New York to Chicago, which start at $82.12.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from New York to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from New York to Chicago start from $116.56, and on average cost $182.91. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From New York to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 23 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 10 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $221.59 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
23h 24m
Avg. Price
$182.91

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from New York to Chicago start from $116.56, and on average cost $158.04. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Cardinal in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From New York to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 28 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $174.12 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 4h 15m
Avg. Price
$158.04

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from New York to Chicago start from $116.56, and on average cost $147.98. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From New York to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 19 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Lake Shore Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $172.67 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
19h 11m
Avg. Price
$147.98

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New York on their way to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in New York are:
  • Penn Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from New York. These are the busiest arriving stations in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St