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Trains from Kelowna to Chicago

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Kelowna to Chicago. Traveling by train from Kelowna to Chicago usually takes around 63 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 62 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance1616 mi (2600 km)
Fastest train62h 40m
Lowest price£216.41
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Kelowna to Chicago?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Kelowna to Chicago. 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
Amtrak12d 15h 37m£224.18
  • 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 Kelowna to Chicago every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £187.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Kelowna and Chicago is approximately 1616 miles, or 2600 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 63 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 62 hours and 40 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Kelowna to Chicago on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Kelowna at 22:00 and arrives in Chicago around 62 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Kelowna to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Kelowna

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Nestled by the water in Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a must-see destination for lovers of the outdoors, and it offers enticing culinary delights to enjoy, too. Hike or bike your way through the stunning mountain trails sitting above the city. About 24km from downtown Kelowna, Myra Canyon offers breathtaking vistas that you will not soon forget. If watersports are more your thing, Lake Okanagan is a dreamy setting for boating, scuba diving, or simply relaxing by the beach.

Once you've worked up a sweat, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge and unwind. Kelowna lays claim to over 40 authentic Okanagan vineyards that open their doors for tours (and tasting, of course!) while its various breweries and cideries allow visitors to taste the local, hand-crafted flavors of Kelowna.

Kelowna is home to one of Canada's busiest airports, Kelowna International Airport, which runs daily flights across North America. If you opt to drive or take the bus, the wide and well-maintained highways give travelers a chance to marvel at the surrounding mountainscapes when en route to nearby Vancouver and Calgary.

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 Kelowna?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Kelowna.

All train stations in Kelowna:

  • Greyhound Station

Where is the train station in Chicago?

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Arrival stations

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 - 225 S Canal St

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