Cheap Nashville to Chicago train tickets

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How much are Nashville to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$118.89
Fastest10h 35m
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How to buy cheap train tickets from Nashville to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Nashville 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 Nashville to Chicago was $143.34. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.89 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 trip from Nashville to Chicago ? What is the distance between Nashville to Chicago ?

The distance between Nashville to Chicago is 397.73 miles or 639.93 km. A train trip from Nashville to Chicago typically takes 13 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 10 hours and 35 minutes to get from Nashville to Chicago.

Going from Nashville to Chicago by train takes over 13 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Nashville 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Nashville to Chicago

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Nashville to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Nashville to Chicago, usually offering 3 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 Nashville to Chicago, which start at $1.32.

One train carrier connects Nashville to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Nashville to Chicago start from $118.89, and on average cost $147.13. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Nashville leaves from Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Nashville to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $142.08 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
13h 20m
Avg. Price
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There is one train station from which trains depart Nashville on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Nashville serving this route is Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S.
  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Nashville., The busiest departure station in Nashville serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St