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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Chicago to Bangor. The train trip from Chicago to Bangor is usually about 3 hours and 34 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Pere Marquette train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train2h 19m
Lowest price£18.26
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pere Marquette
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to Bangor

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Katherine

23 July 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Pere Marquette

No worries about traffic, stopping for gas, and of course the actual driving!

5.0

Beth

10 July 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: I like the comfort and space of the train. Cons: ticket prices varied by almost $20 the week before my trip. I'd like to know what is the advice for the best deals.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Bangor?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Chicago and Bangor cost £18.26, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 19 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £18.65 more.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Chicago to Bangor, with the average price at just £27. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in January, when the average price goes up to £37. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Bangor?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Chicago to Bangor. 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
Amtrak Pere Marquette13h 34m£36.19
  • Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Chicago to Bangor in about 3 hours and 34 minutes. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers traveling to Bangor.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Chicago and Bangor is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 19 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Chicago to Bangor. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 06:00 and arrives in Bangor around 2 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Bangor with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

City Information

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 Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main departure station: Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

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.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

  • Vernon J. Ehlers Station

  • 410 1/2 Vine Street

  • 171 Lincoln Ave

Where is the train station in Bangor?

Main arrival station: 541 Railroad Street

Bangor has one train station.

Train stations in Bangor:

  • 541 Railroad Street

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