Cheap train tickets from Houston to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Houston to Chicago?

Lowest Price$142.86
Fastest24h 47m
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Overall score for Houston to Chicago
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Victoria
5.0
July 5, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very nice ride
Cons
Needs wifi
Tips
WiFi isn't on board

How do you find cheap train tickets from Houston to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Houston 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 Houston to Chicago was $170.49. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $109.34 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 Houston to Chicago?

The distance between Houston and Chicago is approximately 942.41 miles, or 1516.28 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 24 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 hours and 47 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 Houston to Chicago?

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

What train companies travel from Houston to Chicago?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Houston to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Houston to Chicago, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Houston to Chicago, 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 Houston to Chicago, which start at $91.27.

One train company connects Houston to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Houston to Chicago start from $142.86, and on average cost $197.47. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Houston leaves from 902 Washington Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Houston to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 24 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 24 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $208.16 for a one-way weekend reservation from Houston.

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Avg. Time
1d 0h 48m
Avg. Price
$197.47

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Houston on their way to Chicago:
  • 902 Washington Ave
There is one train station where trains from Houston arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St