Cheap Madison to Chicago train tickets

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How much are Madison to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$59.44
Fastest3h 29m
Daily Schedules4
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Overall score for Madison to Chicago
5.0
Based on 2 reviews
Amtrak
5.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
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Michael
5.0
September 24, 2019Business
Pros
Easy board of both train and bus. Very helpful staff.
Cons
Originally the receipt said train and train. But the ticket ended up being bus then train. It worked out well, but it was 100% wrong for the first 2 emails.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Madison to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Madison 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 Madison to Chicago was $59.44. 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 Madison to Chicago ? What is the distance between Madison to Chicago ?

The distance between Madison to Chicago is 122.40 miles or 196.93 km. A train trip from Madison to Chicago typically takes 4 hours and 3 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 3 hours and 29 minutes to get from Madison to Chicago.

Going from Madison to Chicago by train takes over 4 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 Friday trains from Madison 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 Madison to Chicago

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Madison to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Madison to Chicago, usually offering 4 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Madison 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 Madison to Chicago, which start at $13.21.

One train carrier connects Madison to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Madison to Chicago start from $59.44, and on average cost $59.99. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Madison leaves from UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Madison to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 29 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $59.44 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
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Extra legroom
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Avg. Time
4h 4m
Avg. Price
$59.99

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Madison on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Madison serving this route is UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St.
  • UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Madison., The busiest departure station in Madison serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St