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Pittsburgh-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

Lowest price$74.01
Fastest train9h 46m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Chicago 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 Pittsburgh to Chicago?

In the last month, $77.43 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Chicago, IL. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Chicago is approximately 409 miles, or 659 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 46 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 Pittsburgh to Chicago are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Pittsburgh at 11:00pm and arrives in Chicago around 9 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Chicago for $81.54.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

Amtrak Capitol Limited is the one and only train line which connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited19h 46m$96.54

Amtrak Capitol Limited train tickets from Pittsburgh to Chicago start from $74, and on average cost $97. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Capitol Limited in Pittsburgh leaves from 1100 Liberty Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Pittsburgh to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Capitol Limited takes 9 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Capitol Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $90 for a one-way weekend reservation from Pittsburgh.

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