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Chicago to Boston train - cost & duration

Cheapest price£71.48
Shortest Duration21h 0m
Trips per day5
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Chicago to Boston train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Chicago to Boston is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to Boston were £106.76. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average £17.87 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Chicago to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Boston by train is at 21:00 on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 18:00 on Friday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to Boston has the most daily schedules

On average there are 5 train trips per day. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited has the most options for departures from Chicago to Boston, with an average of 4 trips per day and 78 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to Boston. Of the 5 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Coach from Chicago to Boston starts at £97.90.

2 carriers offer Chicago to Boston train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Chicago to Boston from £84.69. There are 2 Amtrak schedules from Chicago to Boston and you can expect on average to pay £229.71 for a Amtrak ticket to Boston. In Chicago, Amtrak departs to Boston from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to Boston takes 26 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Boston in 21 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay £159.62 for a weekend getaway to Boston.

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Avg. Time
2h 28m
Avg. Price
£229.71

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Book Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to Boston from £71.48. There are 4 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules from Chicago to Boston and you can expect on average to pay £85.58 for a Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket to Boston. In Chicago, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited departs to Boston from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to Boston takes 21 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trip will get you to Boston in 21 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay £87.54 for a weekend getaway to Boston.

Air conditioning
Toilet
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power point
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
21h 28m
Avg. Price
£85.58

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to Boston will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in Boston at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station are the main train stations in Boston for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station