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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Fort Worth to Chicago. Traveling by train from Fort Worth to Chicago usually takes around 26 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in 23 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance824 mi (1327 km)
Fastest train23h 24m
Lowest price$138.91
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $166.05 was the average price of a train ticket from Fort Worth to Chicago. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $193.33 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$289$193$96JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Fort Worth to Chicago will vary between C$159 and C$280. Planning a train trip to Chicago within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Fort Worth over the next 7 days is C$163. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$225$180$135$90$45ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Fort Worth to Chicago by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$158 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Fort Worth to Chicago in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$219 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$257$206$154$103$513020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Chicago from Fort Worth will be about C$193.33 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Fort Worth to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Fort Worth to Chicago. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 5h 17m$226.76
Amtrak Texas Eagle123h 24m$189.03
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Fort Worth to Chicago every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $190.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Fort Worth to Chicago on the Texas Eagle usually takes 23 hours and 24 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fort Worth 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.

How long is the train journey from Fort Worth to Chicago?

The distance between Fort Worth and Chicago is approximately 824 miles, or 1327 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 24 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 Fort Worth to Chicago are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 Fort Worth at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Fort Worth to Chicago?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Fort Worth to Chicago. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Fort Worth.

City Information

Fort Worth

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Fort Worth, TX - FTW-0

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Much more than an afterthought to nearby Dallas, Fort Worth is an exciting destination in its own right. Fort Worth is one of the largest cities in Texas and in the United States overall, because, as we all know, everything is bigger in Texas. With the motto "City of Cowboys and Culture," Fort Worth has activities, sights, and experiences to deliver on both of those fronts.

If you dressed as a cowboy for Halloween as a child (or last year), your first stop should be the Fort Worth Stockyards. Once a livestock market, the Stockyards are now a National Historic District characterized by restaurants, bars, Old-West themed shopping, and live music. Here you can see real Texas Longhorns on a cattle drive twice a day, or attend the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, held every weekend at the Cowtown Coliseum. Can you see why we named Fort Worth one of the best vacation destinations in Texas?

If you're more intrigued by Fort Worth's cultural offerings, you'll be wowed by the breadth of museums to visit. Admire the art at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth or the Kimbell Art Museum (whose architecture is a work of art in itself). Outdoor oases like the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fort Worth Water Gardens will bring a breath of fresh air - not to mention a chance to dip your feet in the water to cool off.

Luckily, there's no need to ride a horse into Cowtown. Bus service from several local and national carriers, as well as Amtrak train service, make it easy to get to Fort Worth from cities throughout the U.S. Plus, with proximity to one of the world's busiest airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, you can visit Fort Worth from nearly anywhere on the globe.

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Fort Worth?

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Main departure station: 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

The Oklahoma City Amtrak Station, also known as the historic Santa Fe Depot, is a stunning Art Deco building designed and built in 1934. Oklahoma City is the origin point for Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer train to Fort Worth, where travelers can connect to other Amtrak trains in the nation’s largest passenger rail network. The station has a few vending machines, restrooms, and a seating area where you may spot a few heads craned back to admire the intricate geometric mosaics on the ceiling. Located in the Bricktown neighborhood of downtown OKC, the station is within walking distance to Paycom Center (home of the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder) and Bricktown Ballpark (home of the MLB’s OKC Dodgers).

All train stations in Fort Worth:

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

  • Central Station

  • 251 E Main St

  • 200 S Jones Ave

  • 605 E California St

  • S Santa Fe St and E Paul Ave

  • E Main St and N Santa Fe Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.

Train stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station

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