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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Chicago


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How much are train tickets from Birmingham, AL to Chicago?

Lowest Price£148.58
Fastest Train41h 21m
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Chicago was £165.83. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £35.68 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 Birmingham to Chicago?

The distance between Birmingham and Chicago is approximately 579.53 miles, or 932.43 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 42 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 41 hours and 21 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 Birmingham to Chicago?

Trains from Birmingham to Chicago are the busiest on Sunday. 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

There is one train station from which trains depart Birmingham on their way to Chicago:

  • Intermodal Facility

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station where trains from Birmingham arrive in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

What train services are there from Birmingham to Chicago?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Birmingham to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Birmingham to Chicago, usually offering 1.433 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Birmingham 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 Coach tickets from Birmingham, AL to Chicago, which start at £29.88.

One train company connects Birmingham to Chicago


Amtrak train tickets from Birmingham to Chicago start from £148.58, and on average cost £182.64. Daily there are 1.433333 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Birmingham to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 42 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 41 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £179.70 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Avg. Time
1d 18h 44m
Avg. Price

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